The Examiner: Funding win for firies

Construction of the long-awaited Bedfordale Fire Station will soon begin after the City of Armadale council unanimously agreed to cover the project's $248,000 funding shortfall. As reported by Examiner Newspapers last week, the project had been [...]

Document reveals State Government plan to take control of 20,000+ Local Government Bush Fire and SES volunteers

Key points: More than 70% of WA’s emergency service volunteers are currently managed by Local Government and do not report to the State Government or Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) State Government has [...]

DFES refusal to provide ESL transparency forces cancellation of regional Bush Fire Volunteers Convention & Exhibition

The peak body for Western Australia’s largest emergency service has been forced to cancel its inaugural annual convention because the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has refused to explain how volunteers can access [...]

ABC: Fears bigger workload being pushed onto volunteers as career firefighters told to cut back on overtime

Association note: For the record, the association met with the Member for Kalgoorlie and Shadow Minister for Volunteering, Mr Kyran O'Donnell, after this article was published to ensure he is aware of all relevant facts. [...]

SBS: Funding for Victorian bushfire-affected communities as premier warns upcoming summer will be a challenge

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he is confident the state will be prepared to handle the coronavirus pandemic and bushfire season but admits "it won't be an easy summer". Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the [...]

Bushfire Volunteers / WA Farmers member forum – Merredin 19 August 2020

Our wonderful Farmer Engagement Partner, WAFarmers, have collaborated with the Bushfire Volunteers WA team and planned a number of forums in various towns across our amazing state to discuss topics relevant to your farm, brigade and [...]

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