SMH: ‘Some things were out of bounds’: Fire chiefs ‘gagged’ on climate change warnings to government, inquiry told

Decorated former firefighter and climate action advocate Greg Mullins says current fire chiefs have been effectively gagged from raising the bushfire risks created by global warming with politicians. Mr Mullins said he had "deep concerns [...]

WAFES Conference rescheduled until 2021 – ConEx still on!

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has announced that the 2020 WAFES Volunteer Conference won't go ahead this year because of the challenges and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Undoubtedly like [...]

Last 3 days – Western Power Bushfire Volunteer Grants close Monday

Time is running out for Local Government Bush Fire Brigades to submit applications for the 2020 Western Power Bushfire Volunteers Grants Program. We've already had applications from more than 50 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades from [...]

Dwellingup Cadet team share insights and experiences with association

Cadet ninjas Colleen and Brad Warr, Police Officer Dave Harnett and some of the amazing team of cadets at the Dwellingup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, June 2020 Bushfire Volunteers representatives visited the Dwellingup Volunteer [...]

Wanneroo Bushfire Volunteer recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The association congratulates Chris (Ian) Hammond, ‘Hammo,’ of the Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade, for his incredible commitment to the community of Wanneroo and is very pleased that he has been awarded the Medal of [...]

NV News: Lower Chittering VBFB embraces new Emergency Services Volunteers app

Lower Chittering Volunteer Bushfire Brigade members Graham Furlong (captain), Ash Silverton, Grahame Beevors, Mick Harry, Leanne Bauerle, Peter Thompson and Nick Beach. Photo NV News The Essential Services Volunteers mobile app is a [...]

ABC: Queensland Government use of QFES funding to cover COVID-19 expenses questioned

Key points: Concerns include that up to $20 million of money intended for use in fighting fires is being used to fund "accommodation for the travelling public" Rural firefighters say the money should not be [...]

Can you help? Experienced volunteers wanted to help design new competition events

Members and other valued stakeholders know just how much effort a handful of volunteers have put into trying to deliver annual championships for our amazing Bush Fire Volunteers across WA. Last year we partnered with [...]

Stirling Times: Indian Ocean Hotel collaboration with Toastface Grillah keeps on cooking

Indian Ocean Hotel general manager Mathieu Bourget. Credit: David Baylis/Community News A SCARBOROUGH hotel has reopened for dine-in, continuing its collaboration with other local businesses during the pandemic. Western Australia has entered Phase [...]

Southern Gazette: Perth smoke haze warning: Plans for asthma early alert system stall

Smoky scenes over the Matagarup Bridge. Sandra Jackson Credit: Sandra Jackson/The West Australian PLANS to develop an early warning system to alert asthmatics of potentially deadly conditions from prescribed burns have stalled despite [...]

The Advertiser: Bushfire Royal Commission hears hundreds of species driven closer to extinction

The Black Summer bushfires were an “ecological disaster” that has pushed Australia’s threatened species to the brink of extinction. On Wednesday, The Royal Commission into the bushfires examined the impact of the fires on Australia’s [...]

ABC: Bushfire royal commission hears that Black Summer smoke killed nearly 450 people

Smoke from the Black Summer bushfires killed nearly 450 people and affected 80 per cent of the population, health experts have told a royal commission hearing. The commission, which is looking into Australia's preparedness for [...]

BNHCRC: Creating psychologically safe teams and managing cognitive bias in strategic decision making

ABOUT THIS PROJECT This research began in 2017 and forms part of the Improving decision making in complex multi-team environments project, conducted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. This component of the project investigated [...]

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