Pauline Hanson’s support for Volunteer Bush Fire fighters recognised in WA

Last year witnessed a politically vicious campaign orchestrated by the Victorian United Fire Fighters Union. The campaign was to pressure the Victorian Labor government to force the Country Fire Authority to sign an enterprise agreement that would give the union significant control over the volunteer fire fighters operating under the Country Fire Authority. The industrial…

On the fire ground in the Avon Valley

Volunteer and career fire fighters were kept last this week with a number of fires around the state including a challenging fire in the Avon Valley near Bell’s Rapids. Crews from Bush Fire Brigades, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife and Volunteer and Career Fire and Rescue Service, supported by aerial fire fighting resources and…

Queensland’s emergency services’ volunteers lobbying for respect and better management

The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland has taken an active role on behalf of other volunteer groups in the emergency sector to advocate to political parties reform for a better emergency services system and greater respect for volunteers. One of the matters being pursued is the creation of an Emergency Volunteer Respect Act that would give volunteers…

Free hearing checks

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades are offered free hearing checks by AudioClinic. Hearing is one of our most precious senses and is fundamental to our overall health, wellbeing and quality of life It is now estimated that 1 in 6 people are affected by some form of hearing loss. AudioClinic are offering groups that meet on…