AVBFB welcomes new recruits

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades congratulates Western Australia’s 23 newest career firefighters on their graduation today as announced by Emergency Services Minister the Honourable Joe Francis in this media statement. Thanks for stepping forward guys and girls – your extra numbers will add to the support the 1,100 paid officers already contribute to the…

Bushfire code may hit urban homes

[The West Australian] Inner-city homes overlooking Kings Park or backing on to nature strips would be treated the same as semi-rural blocks under proposed new bushfire planning policy and guidelines. Residents building on such sites could face development restrictions and be slugged thousands to equip their properties with anti- bushfire measures. More than 130 properties…

Life-saving rescue chopper sponsorship deal

New agreement for State’s emergency rescue helicopter RAC to continue helicopter sponsorship Service has completed close to 3,750 missions over past 11 years The RAC will continue its vital community safety partnership with the State Government by sponsoring the State’s Perth-based emergency rescue helicopter for another three years. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis today announced…

Getting prepared for bushfire season

The Department of Local Government and Communities is working with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the State Emergency Management Committee and other stakeholders to assist local governments and their communities prepare for the bushfire season. The State-wide ‘ Are You Ready?’ campaign encourages local governments to promote the ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ message in…