Scholarships available for women engaged in fire prevention activities

We recently received this correspondence from Women and Leadership Australia and thought it might be useful for some of our incredible women volunteers. Dear Dave, Earlier this year a small pool of scholarship funding was provisioned for women working in the fire prevention sector to undertake a range of leadership development programs. As a result,…

50% discount for BFB volunteers to Australasian Natural Hazards Conference

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which is the organiser of the 10th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference (ANHMC10) in Perth, would like to advise all emergency services volunteers that they are eligible for a 50% discount to attend ANHMC10. The discounted price of $225 covers: The Conference: Both days of the two-day conference (31…

Dardanup Central VBFB gets Squirted

The Association has some exciting news and a fantastic opportunity for a community minded sponsor to help spread the word about bush fire readiness and community resiliency – we have stretched our resources to purchase “Squirt” the world’s smallest fire tanker. As you can see in this great shot from his recent visit to Preston…

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…