Nominations open for Fire Fighting Awards 2017

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades calls on Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades to get busy nominating individuals and Brigades for the Fire Fighting Awards 2017. Nominations close 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd May. The following category of awards are applicable to Bush Fire Brigades, including cadets: ·         Murray Lang Bush Fire Service award; ·         Team…

Rural fire service plan up in smoke

Regional West Australians can forget about an Eastern States-style rural fire service, because of the deterioration of the Budget, new Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan has indicated. An independent rural bushfire service was the key recommendation out of the official investigation into last year’s devastating Waroona bushfire, which all but destroyed Yarloop and killed two…