Where is fire fighter safety heading?

The Australasian Firefighting Authorities Council (AFAC) has released a series of documents that form their proposed work health and safety doctrine. Whilst this is directed at public service fire fighters, it is an indicator of what may impact volunteers in the future. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades encourages consideration of the proposals, and…

Ideas wanted for AFAC conference presentations

The Australasian Firefighting Authorities Council (AFAC) will be holding its annual conference next year in Sydney at the International Convention Centre. The theme for the conference is “Collaborating for success – improving performance in emergency management”, a worthy theme indeed. AFAC is looking for ideas for conference presentations by those undertaking some research in this…

International Volunteer Day

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades joins people across the world in saying thank you to all the volunteers on this International Volunteer Day.

We particularly thank the Bush Fire Brigades’ Volunteers of Western Australia for their dedication and devotion to protecting our communities from the ravages of bush fires.




Association helps with new FCV for Albany’s Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades

Albany’s regional community has shown its appreciation to their Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades by raising $72,000 for a new, a state-of-the-art Forward Control Vehicle (FCV) equipped with the latest in communication and computer technology. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, in partnership with Western Power, was pleased to help the community effort by approving…