Urgent change to Volunteer police checks

The Association received the following important email from DFES this morning: Dear Stakeholders, The Western Australia Police (WAPOL) informed DFES last week their process for conducting Volunteer Criminal History Checks will change effective 1 December 2014. These are significant changes, but we are endeavouring to minimise the operational impact.  The major change operationally is the introduction…

Training Information Bulletin 5/2014

This Training Information Bulletin is provided to detail proposed changes to the trainer and assessor model and includes updates on other training matters. The new trainer assessor (TA) model has been developed in response to feedback from volunteers on the onerous nature of the constant changing of training and assessment qualification requirements by Innovation and…

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…