Interested in being a Volunteer Leadership Trainer?

Volunteer Emergency Services Associations were given a briefing on the “Leadership Fundamentals” course at the DFES Training Academy. The course is designed to benefit all volunteers by both developing leadership skills in leaders and those working towards such roles while giving other volunteers an understanding of the demands and challenges facing those in leadership roles. On the basis of the…

Volunteer – Employer relations

Many volunteers rely on support from their employer to get time from work for volunteering duties. To help volunteers and employers in managing their relationship, DFES are developing a resource package that will benefit and support all emergency services volunteers regarding their work release arrangements. The resource package was developed in partnership with the University…

Associations preview the new eAcademy

The emergency services volunteer associations were given a preview of the new E Academy system developed by DFES to support the Pathways training system. The eAcademy will be launched shortly. The system is relatively simple and will give volunteers easy access to information about their training progress, requests for training and updates information regarding training…

Insurance cover for BFB volunteers

Your Association has been receiving enquiries about insurance cover for Bush Fire Brigade volunteers. Some of the information coming through such inquiries has caused concern that there is some misunderstanding about it and mistaken perceptions in regards to how well you are covered when you are out doing your bit for your community. As a…

Capricorn Society Supporting Bush Fire Brigades

Capricorn Society is a member based organisation proudly operating by cooperative principles to support businesses within the automotive industry. This approach allows their Members to better manage their businesses by saving time through a single trade account and consolidated billing. Capricorn Society also offer Members a broad range of services, including risk protection, equipment finance, and travel…

Your Conference, Your Ideas

The Convention Centre has been booked and the hotels are being prepared for this year’s Fire and Emergency Services Conference to be held in September. DFES have invited volunteers to have as much input as we can offer because it is the volunteers’ conference. They are looking for your ideas about what you would like…