DFES legislation review update

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has provided the update below regarding the current status of its review of emergency services legislation. The Association welcomes the update and reminds members that the process of drafting legislation is extremely complex and thus often very time consuming. While the statement below indicates that the department…

Update on VAC

In response to several recent enquiries regarding the status of the proposed Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC), the Association provides the following update in good faith: After an intensive workshop with delegates in late June, the AVBFB proposed some changes to the terms of reference originally drafted by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). The…

Davies encourages women to nominate for Rural Women’s Award

Local MP Mia Davies MLA has encouraged women in the Wheatbelt to nominate for the Rural Industries and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. The award is open to all women involved in primary industries and/or rural Australia, no formal qualifications are required. The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award supports and recognises leadership roles undertaken by women…

DFES job: Project Officer RPL

Job Opportunity 411/2014 19 September 2014 Temporary Transfer/Secondment/Acting/Contract Title: Project Officer RPL Level: 6 Location: WA FES Academy, Forrestfield Position No: 9902 Expressions of interested are invited from suitably qualified personnel wishing to be considered for this challenging opportunity in the Professional Development Portfolio. Manages and reports on RPL applications and assessments, including assessing applications…

DPAW safety warning

The sun is out and it’s warming up – time for hibernating snakes to emerge from hidey-holes and start looking for food. Some snakes, like the dugite, tiger snake and five-ringed brown snake pictured, are venomous. We recommend people take extra care outdoors, particularly near swamps, lakes and bushland, by wearing long pants and enclosed…

Bushfire rules fail most vulnerable

Proposed bushfire regulations that could start in May do not address property valuations, mortgages or insurance issues for properties in areas considered prone to fire, the Australian Property Institute has warned. The draft State planning policy for bushfire risk management is designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from the impact of fires but the…

DFES job: District Officer Bushfire Mitigation planning

JOB OPPORTUNITY 409/2014 18 September 2014 Temporary Transfer / Acting Opportunity Title: District Officer Bushfire Mitigation planning Level: District Officer Location: Belmont Regional Office Position number: 2471 Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified personnel wishing to be considered for the above job opportunity. The successful applicant will be required to have the following…

DFES job: Bushfire Mitigation Officer

DFES JOB OPPORTUNITY 410/2014 18 September 2014 Temporary Opportunity Title: Bushfire Mitigation Officer – maybe up to three positions Level: 5/6 (dependant on vacancy) Location: Belmont Regional Office Position No: TBA Expressions of interest are called from personnel wishing to be considered for the above job opportunity. The successful applicant will be required to have…