YARLOOP-WAROONA COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE

A commemorative service and benefit for the communities of Yarloop and Waroona will take place in the beautifully historic surroundings of St George’s Cathedral in Perth this Sunday. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) personnel, volunteers, their families and members of the public are invited to attend. Date:              Sunday 7 February 2016 Time:…

Association in lead advocacy role

The Association played a leading role in advocating for public safety in our calls for a wide ranging independent inquiry into the whole spectrum of bush fire management. Our Acting President Dave Gossage did a tremendous job in representing a wider group involving the AVBFB, State Emergency Service Volunteer Association, Emergency Services Volunteer Associations and…

Bush fires inquiry media coverage

The Waroona bush fires generated a lot of coverage, including the public debate over the need for a wide ranging inquiry in which the Association played a leading role. The inquiry proposal advocated by the Association along with other groups was widely supported as it was, by any measure, a reasonable proposal whose over riding…

Baseball fans applaud Volunteers

The Association thanks Perth Heat Baseball Club for marking its final game of the season as a Volunteer Recognition Day. Volunteers from Bush Fire Brigades, Fire and Rescue Services and St John’s Ambulance Service were introduced to the crowd between innings and were given a rousing reception and standing ovation. It is a fair reflection…

Association support for bush fire inquiry

Following the devastation of Yarloop, including the tragic loss of lives, the Association took a proactive role in calling for a wide spanning, independent inquiry into all aspects of bush fire management. The Association, in conjunction with the State Emergency Service Volunteer Association, Emergency Services Volunteers Association and WA Farmers, issued a statement on 21st…