Frontline Fire & Rescue Equipment wins $125m contract; expands to Collie

The peak body for WA's 26,000 Bushfire Volunteers has congratulated Frontline Fire & Rescue Equipment for winning the State Government contracts to manufacture '4.4' heavy appliances and 'Ultralight' vehicles worth $125m - some of which [...]

Kalgoorlie Miner: Esperance firey urges focus on radio black spot fix, water bombing service

Burnt out bushland at Scaddan West in early 2016, after the deadly fires. Credit: The West Australian The brave man who led efforts to fight Esperance’s deadly 2015 bushfires has backed recommendations from [...]

QWN: Hon Colin de Grussa to Emergency Services Minister re Coroner’s Court Esperance recommendations

The following Question Without Notice was asked by the Hon Colin de Grussa MLC and answered today by the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC on behalf of the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. Hon [...]

Hon Rick Mazza MLC: “Laughable if it weren’t downright dangerous”

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Member for the Agricultural Region in the Western Australian Upper House Hon Rick Mazza MLC gave this passionate speech during a debate on Climate Change in the Legislative Council yesterday. https://vimeo.com/376276701 [...]

Bushfire Games and MERC partnership a huge success

The first ever joint Volunteer Bushfire Games/MERC was held on Langley Park in Perth last weekend and by all accounts was a huge success! With support from many individuals, Brigades, Local Governments and Sponsors, [...]

ABC Great Southern: Interview with Bushfire Volunteers about paying volunteers

Please have a listen to the interview below regarding the Bushfire Volunteers policy to not support direct government rewards to volunteers but encourage the removal of all disincentives that currently exist - including lost income. [...]

ABC RN: Safeguarding firies’ mental health in an ‘unprecedented’ crisis

Unprecedented; that's how Australia's bushfire crisis has been described repeatedly in recent weeks. Six lives lost, hundreds of properties destroyed and well over 1 million hectares burned across Australia so far. Fighting bushfires in this [...]

Architects on-board: Bushfire Volunteers Heritage and Education Center another step closer

Members will recall that as part of our exciting plan for a big future, Bushfire Volunteers published this Market Sounding document on 6 November, inviting discussion from Local Governments, Companies and Philanthropists who might like [...]

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