Urgent input into Northcliffe and Boddington fires requested

As members know, the AVBFB has been seeking more information from DFES about how volunteers can make contributions to the major incident review into the Lower Hotham and O’Sullivan fires since it was announced on 6 May. As explained in this post on 15 May, the review has been divided into three sections (Operational communications, Interstate resource…

Save the date: 28/08/15 – SWLGEMA Emergency Management Conference

Below is a self-explanatory email from Chris Widmer from the Bunbury Community Safety and Emergency Management team promoting the upcoming SWLGEMA Conference. The Aim of this year’s Conference is: To provide a collaborative working relationship between local governments, to enable them to meet risk management expectations to achieve safer communities. Hello All, 2015 – South West Local Government Emergency…

Quinns Rocks VBFB Cadet Unit links up and leads the way

We all understand them importance of succession planning. And there’s no doubt cadets bring renewed energy, ideas and invaluable tech savvy people to our service. This week, the Quinns Rocks VBFB Cadet Unit got in touch with the Association and asked us to help them promote their new Facebook page. As our members will already know,…

2015 Australian Fire Cadet Championships

The 2015 Australian Fire Cadet Championships will again be co-hosted by the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Rural Fire Service Association at Myuna Bay Sport & Rec Camp from 28 September – 1 October 2015. Official invitations to compete have been sent to DFES from Commissioner Fitzsimmons. The website, www.fire-cadets.org.au and the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AustralianFireCadetChampionships…