Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations pays tribute to 250,000+ volunteers

The Council of Volunteer Fire Associations (CAVFA) has today paid tribute to the efforts of volunteers across Australia, who risk their lives and work tirelessly to protect communities. Today marks International Volunteer Day – a chance to celebrate and thank volunteers for the contribution they make. CAVFA Chairperson, Ken Middleton said Australia owes a huge…

AFAC: Collaboration delivers national fire weather training resource

Researchers, end users and training experts have joined forces through AFAC to develop a new, national evidence-based fire weather learning and training resource for emergency services. A project team from AFAC’s Predictive Services Group, including representatives from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), collaboratively developed Interpret and Analyse Fire Weather Information. The finished learner resource (PUAFIR414) is…

Hon Mick Murray, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation 2017-

WA Govt: International Volunteer Day honours local contributions

Today is the United Nations’ annual International Volunteer Day, with local celebrations held at Government House Grants totalling $39,350 support 42 Thank a Volunteer Day events around WA International Volunteer Day celebrations will conclude with a garden party at Government House today to honour some of the State’s longest-serving volunteers. Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry…

WA Gov’t: Agency partnership boosts State’s emergency response capacity

Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides more than $830,000 worth of chemical detection and identification equipment The ChemCentre of Western Australia to operate, store, and maintain equipment Explosive detectors, RadEye radiation detector, mercury detector and infrared absorption detector among new equipment Memorandum of understanding renewed between DFES and ChemCentre Western Australia’s ability to identify…