QoN: Prescribed burn project

The following question on notice was asked by the Member for Cannington, Bill Johnston and answered in Parliament on Tuesday 16 June by the Environment Minister, Hon Albert Jacob. Mr W.J. Johnston to the Minister for Environment: I refer to the “prescribed burn” program of the State Government and ask: (a) what was the actual…

Statement re: Prescribed Association

The Association made this submission to the Minister for Emergency Services this week in support of it being re-endorsed as the Prescribed Association. The Minister’s Office subsequently asked for clarification regarding the AVBFB’s position on whether or not the Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) should report only to the FES Commissioner, the Minister or both. The statement…

ABC: Commissioner says perfect advice during bushfires not possible, critical message system planned

WA’s fire commissioner says it is impossible to provide perfect advice to the public during a major bushfire. Appearing at a budget estimates hearing, commissioner Wayne Gregson was questioned about the Government’s critical message project to provide a single source of messaging during emergencies. Mr Gregson acknowledged that fire authorities had been criticised by some…

Request to DFES to assist with managing claims of bullying

The AVBFB recently wrote to the FES Commissioner explaining that there is a need to create a more systematic process of recording and managing complaints about the intimidation – or bullying – of volunteers and organisations within the unpaid Emergency Services sector. The self-explanatory letter below seeks the support and assistance of DFES in developing…