Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships – Round 2 applications now open

Some may have seen a message on the volunteer portal or email from DFES regarding Round 2 of the Federal Government’s AIDR training scholarships. If so, please be aware that the statement below is not correct: “all applications must be endorsed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services” Members of the Western Australian Volunteer…

Photo: AVBFB President Dave Gossage and other Emergency Services leaders at the Volunteering WA 2017 Conference.

Summary of Volunteering WA 2017 Conference

The AVBFB was proud to be represented at the Volunteering WA 2017 Conference recently and thanks to DFES, offer the following summary below: The emergency services were represented with staff and volunteers from: Marine Services SES Strategic Volunteer and Youth Programs SWORD Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Association Volunteer Marine Rescue Service The conference provided a…

City of Geraldton: Applications open for Emergency Operations Officer

The City of Greater Geraldton is seeking applications for the position of Emergency Operations Officer, which will also take on the role of the City’s Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (CBFCO). We know a number of Local Governments that had previously accepted an embedded DFES employee under the title of Community Emergency Services Manager (CESM) found…

2017 WAFES Conference – call for quick registrations

The annual Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services (WAFES) Conference will commence on Friday night 8th September and close Sunday 10th September at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Registrations are now open and each Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade may register up to two members for the conference. If more than 2 members of any…

Funding grants for women’s leadership development

The AVBFB is deeply proud to represent thousands of incredible women who actively volunteer in the many front line and support roles that make our diverse service so invaluable to Western Australia. We strongly encourage all of those – and the men who support them – to apply for one of the Women & Leadership…

Junior First Aid Training – Geraldton 24 June 2016

The AVBFB has been asked to share the following information regarding DFES-funded First Aid Training for hunior brigade members as widely as possible: Consultation with Brigades, Groups, Units (BGUs), Volunteer Associations and DFES Operational Staff has identified a range of training opportunities to assist young peoples’ skills and leadership development  in emergency services volunteering. DFES…

Fire resilience workshop

Our friends at South Coast NRM and the City of Albany are presenting a Fire Resilience Workshop on Wednesday 7 June 2017. The event promises an interactive and entertaining presentation by the Forever Projects’ Chris Ferreira, learning about: Balancing fire safety with biodiversity Designing a more fire-safe, productive and sustainable famr Fire-safe design principles for…

New AIDR Volunteer Scholarship Program

Below is an email from Emergency Management Australia with information regarding its new scholarship program for volunteers to study accredited and higher education qualifications in emergency management. Please share widely! Good morning AEMVF members As mentioned in the meeting last week, the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) will administer the new scholarship program which…