2015 Australian Fire Cadet Championships

The 2015 Australian Fire Cadet Championships will again be co-hosted by the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Rural Fire Service Association at Myuna Bay Sport & Rec Camp from 28 September – 1 October 2015. Official invitations to compete have been sent to DFES from Commissioner Fitzsimmons. The website, www.fire-cadets.org.au and the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AustralianFireCadetChampionships…

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…

ANZAC Day

The proud women and men of Western Australia’s Volunteer Bush Fire Service share our solemn respect for those who have previously served (or currently are serving) our nation in a theatre of war. On ANZAC Day in particular, many Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade members will actively honour those who have courageously sacrificed their time, health, and…