DFES Trainer Assessors

Key Information Upcoming Course The new in-house trainer assessor course for Workplace Trainer Assessors was conducted at the Academy on 9/10 April. Feedback will be gathered from participants and used to finalise course materials prior to the scheduling of further courses. Trainer Assessor Endorsement A revised Trainer Assessor Endorsement process has been developed in keeping…

ALP Media Statement: Minister excludes himself from volunteer firefighter consultation process

Fast Facts: Joe Francis rejects request from volunteer fire fighter committee to receive reports  as well as FESA Commissioner Volunteer fire fighters risk their lives to keep us safe – the Minister should listen to their concerns Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis’ refusal to allow the volunteer consultative committee representing the largest group of firefighters…

AVBFB meets Ministers at Community Cabinet

Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Vice President Dave Gossage was invited to represent the Volunteer Bush Fire Service at the State Government’s Community Cabinet meeting in Armadale last night. At the event Dave personally met with the Premier and a number of WA’s Ministers, raising important issues such as prescribed burning and funding issues. In…

Update: 5 year service medals

Those who have read our previous updates would already know that the FES Commissioner responded to the Association’s December 2014 letter in last month confirming that he had approved the inclusion of the word “Volunteer” in all future Bush Fire Service branding. We are pleased to report that DFES has confirmed this week that the new…

Smoke Signals from Queensland

The latest edition of “Smoke Signals” – the e-magazine published every quarter by our Queensland colleagues at the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland – contains an article written by a few of the wonderful men and women who flew across our big brown land to help us out during the big incidents earlier this year.…