Posthumous honour for Ross Fenwick

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was represented by the State President, Dave Gossage AFSM, at a special ceremony held by the City of Albany on 29th September to honour long serving Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers.  The ceremony also included the presentation of a posthumous Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Memorial Medallion…

Government adopts Ferguson recommendations, including an Independent Rural Fire Service

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades is delighted with the announcement by the Premier, Hon Colin Barnett, that the state government has decided to accept all 17 recommendations made by the Ferguson Inquiry into the Waroona fires that destroyed the town of Yarloop. The Association’s State President, Dave Gossage AFSM, commented on behalf of…

Association calls on UFU to stick to its traditional role and cease meddling in the bush fire sector

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades is warning all communities exposed to bush fire risks to be vigilant against union inspired political manouvering to undermine the reform agenda in its opposition to an independent Rural Fire Service. The government’s response to the Ferguson Inquiry recommendations was barely announced when the United Firefighters Union was…

Insurance question answered

Insurance coverage for Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers comes up routinely as a topic of inquiry from volunteers. One aspect of insurance that has been raised with the Association recently involves personally owned vehicles. The following information has been sourced by the Association from Local Government Insurance Services (LGIS). Cover is provided for loss or damage…