2016 Volunteer Survey open until 29th August

The Ferguson Inquiry recommended that volunteers be surveyed to gauge their views and priorities. The Association pre-empted the need for such work in support of our volunteers by having WA included in the “Nationwide” 2016 Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey which is totally independent of all state agencies. We encourage volunteers to make your views…

Experience supports an independent Rural Fire Service for WA

The following letter supportive of Euan Ferguson’s recommendation for an independent Rural Fire Service was sent to the Association by Leonard Carter AFSM.EFO.BSc, retired Group Captain with the NSW Rural Fire Service. Leonard’s brief letter explains the background to the formation of the NSW Rural Fire Service that has parallels to our current situation in WA. __________________________________________________________________________________________  …

Finalists announced for Firefighting Awards 2016

The 2016 Firefighting Awards honour the achievements of fire and emergency services individuals and groups who have demonstrated dedication to duty beyond expectations. The Association congratulates all nominated finalists and wishes best of luck to the VBFB contenders. The finalists are:   Youth Achievement Award Brandon McKinlay – Metropolitan VFRS Struan Graham – Wanneroo Central…