The fifth annual Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Conference takes over the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September.
With its theme of ‘Putting Community First’ the conference brings together likeminded volunteers from across the State and provides an opportunity to network, acquire new skills, and participate in a range of facility tours, workshops and presentations.
DFES and the volunteer associations have been working together to develop an exciting program, which aims to build on professional development for volunteers, enabling delegates to share and expand their knowledge.
The new exhibition hall provides the chance for attendees to learn more about the services, as well as the equipment available to their service. Exhibitors represent a broad mix of commercial suppliers, DFES services and partner agencies, who offer goods and services to the emergency services sector. A range of appliances relevant to all volunteer services will also be on display.
Always a popular feature, a range of live practical demonstrations will showcase the latest equipment and techniques in a range of service specific and multi-agency emergency response scenarios.
Throughout the weekend there is plenty of opportunity to catch up with fellow volunteers and meet new friends from across WA, with events such as the welcome sundowner, association dinners and the annual award ceremonies.