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Dear Mr Ferguson

Re: Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry Submission

We refer to the submission made by the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of Western Australia (inc) to the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry, dated 13th March 2016.

In the covering letter, Acting President Dave Gossage states “We as a collective group of associations expressed our concerns via a joint associations statement issued on the 21 January 2016.”

The purpose of this correspondence is to advise you that the Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services Association (Inc) was not invited to participate in this “collective group”, nor were we signatories to the statement issued.

The statement made by the WA Farmers’ Federation, Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, SES Volunteers Association and the Emergency Services Volunteers Association is contradictory to our Association’s position and we reiterate the position advised in the meeting held with yourself by representatives of our Association on 24th February 2016 and in our submission to the Inquiry provided on 9th March.

Should you have any queries with regards to this correspondence, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Officer Max Osborn AFSM via email admin@frsvols.asn.au or mobile 0427-800-038.

Yours sincerely

Paul du Boulay President
Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services Association (Inc)

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