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 [...]

Member for Murray-Wellington visits Dwellingup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

It was great to see the Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke share a snag while listening to the hard-working crew at the Dwellingup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade today. Bushfire Volunteers Secretary Treasurer Lorraine Webster was [...]

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 [...]

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