Notice of 2021 AGM; Call for nominations – Board Members and Zone Representatives

Bushfire Volunteers hereby provides formal notice of its 2021 Annual General Meeting and election of State Committee members. Volunteers from member Bush Fire Brigades are welcome. Please share and distribute this notice. Date Saturday 6 [...]

SW Times: DFES vaccination policy could see volunteer fireys sent home when fires escalates to a Level 3 blaze

A new mandatory vaccination policy introduced to protect frontline firefighters against COVID-19 could force unvaccinated volunteers to either mask-up during a bushfire or leave the fire ground. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services announced [...]

ABC Country Hour interview with Worksafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh regarding WHS laws

ABC Country Hour presenter Jessica Hayes interviewed Worksafe Commmissioner Darren Kavanagh about growing concerns that the State's Work Health and Safety Act will have devastating, unforeseen impacts on our volunteer bush fire brigade and farmer [...]

Peak body gives in principle support for DFES Infection Protection Policy but reiterates need for flexibility to meet local challenges

Key Points The peak body for WA’s 20,000+ local government bush fire volunteers gives in principle support for what is currently known about DFES Infection Protection Policy. Bushfire Volunteers urges DFES to ensure final policy [...]

WA Gov’t: Record number of emergency service fuel cards help power volunteering efforts

870 volunteer groups across Western Australia to benefit from $1000 fuel cards Fuel cards will be distributed from this week A record number of emergency service volunteer brigades, groups and units will be rewarded for [...]

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