Collaboration between Bushfire Volunteers and DFES delivers equal access to funding for life-saving devices

Key points: Campaign by peak body for Western Australian Bushfire Volunteers delivers collaboration with DFES to correct a policy anomaly that saw some emergency service volunteers funded for life-saving devices but not others. Department of Fire [...]

ABC: Darren Klemm interviewed by Russell Woolf and Nadia Mitsopoulos re Bushfires

FES Commissioner Darren Klemm was interviewed by our friends Russell Woolf and Nadia Mitsopoulos on ABC Radio Breakfast this morning. The interesting discussion covered topics including changes in bushfire seasons across Australia, the debate about [...]

SMH: Summer likely to bring increased risk of heatwaves and droughts: bureau

Australia faces an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires this summer, particularly in dry eastern regions, with conditions favouring extreme weather worsened by the deepening drought. The predictions, which include a less active than usual [...]

Bunbury and Waggrakine Cadets show NSW some WA fun and skill (and Bushy Bear!)

Bushfire Volunteers President Dave Gossage sending off the Bunbury Volunteer Bush Fire Cadets and Waggrakine Volunteer Bush Fire Cadets at Perth Airport before leaving for the Australian Fire Cadet Championships in NSW 27-09-2019 [...]

Association invited to speak at international Volunteer Conference

Bushfire Volunteers has been invited to present at the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Asia-Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference in Thailand in November. The 5 day conference will bring together participants from government, academia, the [...]

WA Gov’t: Record investment in bushfire facility for West Gidgegannup

Biggest ever investment for a stand-alone volunteer bushfire brigade facility Bushfire-prone community of West Gidgegannup to benefit from built-for-purpose facility with state-of-the-art incident control and radio rooms A brand new station for the West Gidgegannup [...]

About Regional: New rego plate labels for ‘green’ cars to keep first responders safer

The association has asked the WA Department of Transport if this initiative is being rolled out in Western Australia and will publish any response to ensure our members are kept informed of this important issue. [...]

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