Changes to DFES’ Volunteer portal

DFES have made changes to the Volunteer Portal that refine the registration process for new volunteers and ensure they have access to the eAcademy, DFES’ online training management system. All volunteers will have secure access to the eAcademy that will enable them to receive training related information and alerts directly to their nominated email address.…

Inspiring women in emergency services

The West Australian published a very good article by Katherine Fleming about women volunteering for emergency services. The article focused on three inspiring women in different emergency services. The following is a part of the article focussing on Debbie Screen from the Parkerville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. The full article can be accessed via following…

Petition for Parliamentary Inquiry

A petition with 2131 signatures was delivered to Parliament and presented to the Hon Rick Mazza MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region for the Shooters and Fishers Party. Delivering the Petition were Manjimup Shire’s Fire Control Officer Tom Muir and Waroona beef producer Raymond Hull, who also organised the petition. The Hon Rick Mazza MLC…

Award for scientific research into bush fires

Scientific research into bush fires gained more peer recognition and accolades with University of Queensland researcher Nick McCarthy winning an award and $5000 for his bush fire research project. The following report about his award is from the University of Queensland’s UQ News.   ‘Fire-chaser wins national prize’ Research into fighting fires with science has helped a University of Queensland…