Association helps with new FCV for Albany’s Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades

Albany’s regional community has shown its appreciation to their Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades by raising $72,000 for a new, a state-of-the-art Forward Control Vehicle (FCV) equipped with the latest in communication and computer technology. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, in partnership with Western Power, was pleased to help the community effort by approving…

Research provides insight to the unseen effects of major fires

The Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery study was conducted to examine the impacts of the Black Saturday and related bushfires of February 2009 on community members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. The research also aimed to build understanding of the interplay between individual, social and community-level recovery.   The six year study involving over…

Association’s Executive elections: stability and unity

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades held its annual elections for Executive Committee positions last Saturday, 19th November 2016. The current Executive Committee members were all re-elected unopposed to their respective positions. The Association’s Executive Committee for the next 12 months are: President, Dave Gossage AFSM; Vice President, Phil Penny; Secretary, John Mangini; and Treasurer,…