Our Members in the South West may have seen an article in the Busselton Mail over the weekend quoting Darren Brown as Acting Executive Officer of the Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services Association. We are pleased to see that as of Monday 28th May this has now been rectified and we thank the Busselton Mail’s timely correction in this matter. We also thank Darren Brown for his clarification on our Facebook page.
We also note that:
- Darren Brown is A/Executive Member of The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) and does not speak on behalf of the Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service.
- The opinion voiced by him in the interview are not those of the Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service Association of WA; and
- Our Association continues to support the Government, Minister of Emergency Services and DFES in the implementation of the Rural Fire Division, noting it is impossible to state that the Governments Plan will not work unless a real effort is made by all involved to support the implementation in the first place.
It was also very disappointing that the Busselton’s Mail Editor did not ensure reporter Emma Kirk quoted the right Association.