Media Statement

Partnership empowers local government bush fire volunteers and managers

In an Australian first, a specialist software development company has partnered directly with emergency services volunteers and produced a purpose-built volunteer management system designed to empower volunteers and help recognise their vital contribution to our community.

The agreement between Australian software company Swiftworks Pty Ltd and registered charity the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades Inc (WA) will see a progressive rollout of the SwiftWorks Integrated Incident Management System (SIIMS) to volunteer bushfire brigades.

SwiftWorks CEO Andrew Brown said, “We are proud of the reputation SwiftWorks has built working directly with users, and in this case volunteers to develop products that can simply do what they require”.

SwiftWorks Business Manager, Ken Mewha added, “We are excited to have partnered with the peak body for WA’s largest emergency service.”

“Combining our technical expertise with the knowledge of some of WA’s most experienced and well-regarded emergency services volunteers has delivered a very practical and powerful tool.”

“As well as providing unparalleled management in administrative areas such as training, resources, inventory and financials, our fit-for-purpose product also gives volunteers and their managers total transparency and accountability in the critical area of operational response.”

AVBFB President, Dave Gossage said, “The partnership reflects the AVBFB’s continuous commitment to finding real solutions to real problems and improving the quality and reliability of volunteer’s interactions with each other and government agencies such as DFES.”

“This ground-breaking partnership provides our Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers with a much needed, cross-platform time and resource management system,” said Mr Gossage.

Members and stakeholders can get more information about the product at: www.volunteermanager.com.au or call Swiftworks on 0407 627 850.

NOTE: The software will be available for practical demonstration at the AVBFB display (Stand 317) at the AFAC 2018 Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre tomorrow to Friday. Register to attend the exhibition free of charge at https://www.afacconference.com.au 

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