O’Sullivan and Lower Hotham reviews announced

The State Emergency Management Committee, through its Secretariat, is coordinating a review of the two largest bushfires experienced during the 2014/15 Southern bushfire season – the O’Sullivan (Shire of Manjimup) and Lower Hotham (Shire of Boddington) bushfires. The review will examine three themes – interagency collaboration, intestate deployment and vertical operational communication. While the Department…

Wanted: Deputy Commissioner, Emergency Services Volunteers

The AVBFB has a long and proud history of advocating for representation of emergency service volunteers at the highest possible levels in government and it seems we’ve been heard. Unfortunately for the 26,000+ members of the Western Australian Volunteer Bush Fire Service, the recent advertisement calling for a “Deputy Commissioner, Emergency Services Volunteers” was posted by…

Nominations are Now Open for the 2015 Firefighting Awards

If you know of an outstanding individual, brigade, unit or group whose contribution deserves recognition, please take this opportunity to acknowledge their efforts by nominating them to receive an award. Further information about the awards, including categories and nomination form can be found at www.dfes.wa.gov.au/awards The closing date for all nominations is 5pm on Friday…

Only a few hours left to have your say

Just a last minute reminder to get your comments to the Office of the Auditor General regarding DFES and Volunteers. In case you’ve missed any of the previous notes, here’s an email from the Auditor General’s Office we distributed last week. Most importantly, click here NOW to complete the quick survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/FESVolunteersSurvey   Message from the…