Thank you, Western Power

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades expresses its appreciation to Western Power, and particularly its new CEO, Mr Guy Chalkley, for hearing our pleas over the Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades grants scheme and offering to be a sponsor for our Annual Conference Dinner. Volunteers and the Association’s Committee were stunned by the recent announcement…

Association running hard to keep up with government activities

It has been another busy week for the Association’s representatives trying to keep up with the range of activities within government that impact on Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, including the definition of what is a normal brigade activity. Over the past week, Association representatives have attended meetings to discuss legislation currently before Parliament, further discussions on…

Upper Great Southern DOAC in Narrogin

Last week the Upper Great Southern zone held its District Operational Advisory Committee meeting in Narrogin at the DFES Regional Office. We thank DFES for their hospitality in hosting the meeting. The meeting got through a lot of matters with guidance from the Chair, Wes Baker. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was represented the…

Volunteer survey closing soon

The national Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey closes on Monday, 29th August. We encourage volunteers to make their views known on a range of issues affecting volunteers including your views on how your brigade functions and the support you get from your local government and DFES. The survey is organised by Volunteers Fire Brigades Victoria…