Hardware store receives top honour

The important contribution employers make to emergency services across the State by allowing their employees to attend emergency incidents as volunteers, was recognised last week with an Albany business receiving the highest honour. Hardware store T&C Supplies was presented with a Department of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteers Employer Recognition Gold Award – one of…

Emergency Services Motorcycle Club ride

In the spirit of promoting good causes that might result in better collaboration, friendships and mental health within our extended emergency services family, the Association is happy to relay the information below from Syd Bignell from the Emergency Services Motorcycle Association (ESMA) regarding its next group ride. For more information, please visit the ESMA website…

VBFS women #MakeItHappen

While many would assume that the emergency services, and in particular fire fighting, is an overwhelmingly male-dominated sector, the fact is that Western Australia’s largest agency – the Volunteer Bush Fire Service – has almost an even split of women to men. The official statistics show that women make up between 30% and 40% of the…

Too much fire, not enough bodies

Saving WA towns from a summer of raging infernos fell to teams of exhausted heroes. It was an onslaught that wouldn’t end: fire after fire after fire, rising up to threaten homes and force evacuations, being beaten into submission by exhausted firefighters only for another to spring up somewhere else. On at least 40 days…