Farewelling Stephen McDonald

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades received calls inquiring about Steve McDonald’s funeral from volunteers who were unable to attend. The Association sought approval from Steve’s wife Wendy to share the eulogy of his life and fire story with you all.   There were many volunteers at the funeral who travelled from across the state,…

Government offers new counselling for Waroona-Yarloop fire victims

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades welcomes the government’s announcement of a new and free counselling service available for people affected by the Waroona-Yarloop bushfires.   This will be a considerable improvement for Yarloop residents who previously only had access to counselling by telephone or with services located out of the town.  Child Protection Minister…