AVBFB meets with Minister Logan

The AVBFB is appreciative to have had a lengthy and productive meeting with Emergency Services Minister, Hon Fran Logan today. A number of important issues were discussed including many aspects of the ESL, the Rural Fire Service and the impact the changing nature of our communities is having on the recruitment and retention of volunteers…

DFES area officer for Albany Tim Wall hands over the keys to the new fire truck to former Kojonup chief bushfire control officer Tim Johnston. Picture: Shire of KojonupPicture: Shire of Kojonup

New fire truck a welcome addition

Members of the Kojonup Bushfire Advisory Committee received a new Isuzu fire truck last month, after it was found its old fire truck needed mechanical repairs. The new $380,000 fire truck was provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to replace the committee’s existing Kojonup 2.4R fire truck. Kojonup bushfire emergency officer Rob…

Quick Quiz: ESL and Mitigation

Did you know that under the current rules that dictate what can be funded from the Emergency Services Levy (ESL), mitigation is specifically not allowed? There’s been a fair bit of discussion about mitigation and its importance since WA’s recent run of catastrophic bush fires so we thought we would run a quick quiz to…