Association meets Minister Fran Logan

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was pleased to be invited to meet the new Emergency Services Minister, Hon Fran (Francis) Logan this week. Representing the Association at the meeting were President Dave Gossage AFSM, CEO Tony Papafilis and Glenn Dewhurst. The Minister’s Chief of Staff Tom Palmer and Policy Advisor Barry Winmar were…

Lower South West ROAC in Manjimup

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was represented at the Lower South West ROAC held in Manjimup by Eric Nidd, our Zone representative, and CEO Tony Papafilis. The Association’s other Lower South West Zone representative Hugh Brown was also present at the meeting, albeit in his capacity as the Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire CBFCO. The meeting…

Great Eastern DOAC in Merredin

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was represented at the Great Eastern DOAC, held on Monday, 13th March, by our Goldfields / Midlands Zone representative George Storer and Association CEO Tony Papafilis. The meeting opened with discussion about the role of DOACs and their input into decision making by DFES. This followed on a…

Association at Northam DOAC

In a busy week, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was represented at the Northam DOAC, held on Tuesday, 14th March, by our Goldfields / Midlands Zone representative George Storer and Association CEO Tony Papafilis. The meeting began with an inquiry from the Wongan Ballidu Shire representative about their prospects of getting a new…

Thank you, Bunnings

Glen Forrest VBFB Capt Mark Jeans, Lieut Mick Hare, and FF Peter Talbot, along with AVBFB Zone Representative John Mangini to take photos, visited Bunnings in Midland to present certificates of appreciation to staff who assisted with the fundraising sausage sizzle on Australia day. Capt Mark Jeans conveyed the brigades’ strong appreciation of their efforts,…