Members discussion forums go live

The AVBFBweb team has delivered yet another invaluable tool to encourage discussion, engagement and collaboration among our diverse Bush Fire Volunteer family. As well as several “private” forums to help the management committee and sub-committees share ideas and information when in the planning stages, tonight’s launch of the members discussion area has kicked off with…

2014 WA Firefighting Awards presented in Perth

WA’s most outstanding firefighters were recognised at the 2014 Firefighting Awards on Sunday. Five awards were handed out during the ceremony at Perth Exhibition Convention Centre for volunteer and career firefighters who have excelled while serving WA communities. Firefighters from Broome, Boddington, Cue, Fitzroy Crossing and Perth received awards. Among the recipients was Kenn McLeod…

New compensation support for firefighters

Compensation entitlement for volunteer and former firefighters who contract a prescribed cancer Legislation recognises cancer risk from carcinogens released during fires Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis today announced that State Cabinet had approved legislation to provide compensation to current and former volunteer firefighters, the Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters and former Department of Fire…

#WAFES conference – sharing the experience

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades welcomes all delegates and colleagues to the 2014 WA Fire and Emergency Services conference which opens today at the Perth Convention Centre. The conference not showcases the incredible work, diversity and expertise of WA’s 30,000 or so emergency service volunteers, but also provides invaluable opportunities for learning and…