National Cadet Championships on again

  Association State President Mr Dave Gossage AFSM took time out from the AFAC conference to meet with the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons (pictured) to discuss the National Cadet Championships. Mr Gossage said it was great to have a Commissioner that is passionate about community and the youth of the future. This dedication was reflected in…

Association calls for bi-partisan support for Respect Volunteers Bill

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing our support and appreciation for his government’s initiative to protect the interests of emergency services volunteers and their local communities from excessive interference by unions. The Prime Minister introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016…

Association spends time in Parliament

After meeting with the Minister’s staff and Ceri from Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the State President and Vice President went to Parliament to meet with several Members of Parliament. Time was spent with Murray Cowper discussing issues from his constituents in the area of volunteerism, vehicles and equipment the Ferguson report and his…

Thank you, Western Power

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades expresses its appreciation to Western Power, and particularly its new CEO, Mr Guy Chalkley, for hearing our pleas over the Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades grants scheme and offering to be a sponsor for our Annual Conference Dinner. Volunteers and the Association’s Committee were stunned by the recent announcement…