The association urges Western Australian volunteers to submit stories, videos and photos of your experiences of bush fire during summer 2019-20 to the Royal Commission’s Bushfire History Project.
Understandably, the focus of the Royal Commission are the fires in the eastern states, but it is critically important that the project incorporates as many experiences of WA volunteers as possible.
If you or any member of your Brigade could share experiences from an eastern state’s deployment or – perhaps more valuably – a natural disaster in Western Australia, please click the link in the media statement published by the Royal Commision below and follow the instructions of how to submit.
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has launched the 2019-20 Bushfire History Project to document the recent bushfires for the future.
During the Commission’s community forums, many people shared stories, videos and photos taken during the fires.
Each story is unique. It is also part of our nation’s history.
The Commission’s 2019-20 Bushfire History Project is an opportunity for people to record their personal experience to form part of Australia’s historical record.
The Commission invites people to submit videos or photographs taken during the bushfires or the ongoing recovery.
People can also submit a short video account explaining what they experienced during the bushfires.
The collection of videos and photographs will be catalogued to allow future generations to understand what happened during the 2019-20 bushfires and the effect these fires had on our nation and its people.
In some cases, material collected as part of the 2019-20 Bushfire History Project may also be considered for use in evidence.
The Commission will seek express permission from individual contributors prior to using material as evidence.
For further information about how to submit a video or photographs visit the Bushfire History Project page.
The Commissioners and Commission staff have also recorded the video below.