ABC: Compulsory Department of Fire and Emergency Services Code Of Conduct worries volunteers

Key points: Nationals MP Terry Redman says the restrictions detailed in the code are a "gag order" on volunteers One veteran volunteer bushfire fighter is concerned skilled and eager volunteers would "slowly walk away from [...]

SMH: Volunteer firies ‘disenchanted’ and ‘disrespected’ by bureaucracy

Volunteer firefighters are leaving the ranks in NSW and Victoria due to disrespect from city-based professional emergency managers, the bushfire royal commission has heard. Volunteer Fire Fighters Association of NSW vice-president Brian Williams said fire [...]

South Western Times: $13.4M DFES centre and fire truck building facility to be built in Collie

A new $13.4 million Department of Fire and Emergency Services management centre and fire truck building facility earmarked for Collie are set to create local jobs and bolster the region’s manufacturing industry into the future. [...]

We hear you: Bushfire Volunteers association consulting in WA’s Great Southern

Bushfire Volunteers President Dave Gossage ASFM met with volunteers from a number of Bush Fire Brigades the Great Southern region of Western Australia last week to discuss important issues facing our members. During the event, [...]

Support from Prime Minister Scott Morrison for our mobile App – ESVolunteers.org.au

Sadly, COVID-19 restrictions meant we couldn't progress with the big in-person celebration we had hoped to have to launch our awesome new Essential Service Volunteers mobile App. So in April, we wrote to the offices [...]

ABC: Fresh concerns over union influence as CFA boss quits ahead of controversial firefighting overhaul

Firefighting has been dogged by turf wars between Victoria's volunteers and career firefighters for years.(Supplied: CFA) As Victoria's troubled fire services are rocked by the resignation of a top fire chief less than [...]

Parliamentary Debate: Code of Conduct (Speakers: Terry Redman, Premier Hon Mark McGowan, Shane Love, Hon Fran Logan)

The following Question Without Notice and subsequent Motion were presented by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman in the Legislative Assembly today. The QWN was answered by Premier Hon Mark McGowan and speakers in response [...]

Coles Group and Bushfire Volunteers support Shire of Dumbleyung Community Day

Bushfire Volunteers' President Dave Gossage joined volunteers from Bush Fire Brigades in Kukerin, Moulyinning, Nippering, Dongolocking and Dumbleyung, at a community breakfast held by the Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre in Moulyinning today. This informal ‘Thank [...]

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