Nominations closing soon – 50 year volunteer service badge

Local Member Hon Mia Davies MLA has advised that nominations for formal recognition of long-serving volunteers who have contributed 50 years or more of volunteer service to one organisation are closing next week. “Volunteering is the lifeblood of country communities and I’d encourage everyone to think about the people who have given selflessly to make…

Nominations sought for the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) and Emergency Services Medal (ESM).

File No: 00478 25 September 2014 DFES General Circular No: 164/2014 AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDAL NOMINATIONS SOUGHT Nominations are currently being sought for the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) and Emergency Services Medal (ESM). You are encouraged to nominate any career or volunteer member that you consider worthy of recognition at…

DPAW safety warning

The sun is out and it’s warming up – time for hibernating snakes to emerge from hidey-holes and start looking for food. Some snakes, like the dugite, tiger snake and five-ringed brown snake pictured, are venomous. We recommend people take extra care outdoors, particularly near swamps, lakes and bushland, by wearing long pants and enclosed…

Nominations open for 2014 Volunteer Employee Recognition Awards (VERA)

Help celebrate the contribution made by employers and self employed volunteers by nominating a deserving VERA recipient. Click here now to complete a nomination form The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades is proud to support the DFES Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards in order to acknowledge the important contribution employers and self employed volunteers provide…

Getting prepared for bushfire season

The Department of Local Government and Communities is working with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the State Emergency Management Committee and other stakeholders to assist local governments and their communities prepare for the bushfire season. The State-wide ‘ Are You Ready?’ campaign encourages local governments to promote the ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ message in…