Note regarding article on bullying

A few members have expressed concerns about the way the article in today’s West Australian reads – worried that raising the difficult issue of bullying might cause more problems for the amazing volunteers “on the ground”. Here are a few really important things to consider: The article was not prompted by the Association in any…

Last week to register for WA FES Conference

Fully sponsored places for the WAFES Conference are filling fast so the Association urges all Brigades to nominate delegates to attend the 3 day event in Perth in September. As registrations include return transport (for regional members), accommodation and meal allowance for approved members, the Association urges anyone interested in attending to make contact with…

ABC: Deadline looms for volunteer firefighters to have say on Northcliffe, Boddington fires review

Volunteer firefighters have three days left to add their feedback to a major incident review into the fires which tore through parts of Boddington and Northcliffe early this year. A review into the Lower Hotham and O’Sullivan fires was announced in May and will assess how operational communications, interstate resource deployment and inter-agency collaboration were…