The results of our latest Quick Quiz are in and they stand as testimony to the incredibly diverse and deeply experienced group of people who make up the State’s largest emergency service – the Volunteer Bush Fire Service.
When asked their age, those who responded demonstrated just how diverse our service is with one person in the 75+ age group and a fairly even spread down to the age of 25, with a slightly lower proportion of respondents aged between 18 and 24:
When it comes to experience as an Emergency Services Volunteer, the mean average was 17 years, median average 12 years and range being 1 to 55 years.
We were a little surprised to not see any particular relationship between the length of service and number of hours per month donated to WA’s emergency services. However, the results did reinforce something that the dedicated volunteers in AVBFB already suspected – our BFB volunteers are just as committed, spending 23 hours per month volunteering for an emergency service. The range for this question was 2 to 70 hours per month.
And when it comes to attending incidents, those who responded told us that averaged over a year, they spend just over 18 hours a month directly helping their communities by attending incidents.
The AVBFB is always working hard to find innovative ways to engage with our Members and learn more about you with the extremely limited budget we are lucky enough to receive from DFES at the moment. These quick quizzes are just one way we are trying to make the most of technology and communication to achieve that. If you haven’t yet completed the last few quick quizzes, please click here and take a few minutes to help us help you.
If you have, thank you and please consider emailing this link (http://avbfb.org.au/category/news-and-media/quick-quiz/) around to your friends and colleagues with a poke to encourage them to follow suit.
To complete this week’s quick quiz, click here now.