Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Great turnout, Great speakers, for RFBAQ Volunteer Forum.
The RFBAQ General Meeting and Volunteer Forum was held at Clear Mountain in Brisbane Region last weekend, with your RFBAQ elected area representatives working through until 2230 on Friday night and then again from 0800 Sunday morning progressing items received from volunteers from across the State.
The full day Volunteer Forum held Saturday showcased speakers who are considered leaders in the support of Volunteer fire-fighters in Australia and their presentations certainly personified that.
The speakers were:- Phil Koperberg AFSM (Retired NSW RFS Commissioner and member of parliament), Euan Ferguson AFSM (Chief Officer CFA), Andrew Stark (Chief Officer ESA ACT), Gary Morgan AFSM (CEO Bushfire CRC). These speakers were ably supported by highly regarded rural fire brigade volunteers, Don Greenhalgh AFSM (Inaugural President RFBAQ and RFB member 40 yrs) and Mark Stoneman (Chairman North Queensland Dry Tropics, State Minister retired, 1st Officer and Fire warden).
At the conclusion of the presentations, an open forum was held where Volunteers could pose questions to the panel. The panel included Euan Ferguson, Andrew Stark which also consisted of Dick Irwin AFSM (CEO RFBAQ) and Max Rogers (President RFBAQ).
The value of the knowledge shared by these world-class speakers will be available to Rural Fire Brigades across the State via a DVD of the Volunteers Forum produced by the RFBAQ.
For a copy of the DVD for your Brigade, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and place your order. We will mail this to you as they become available.
Phil Koperberg AFSM
Tony Marks MC - The Panel - Gary Morgan, Max Rogers, Andrew Stark, Dick Irwin, Ewan Ferguson Mark Stoneman
Don Greenhalgh AFSM (Samford RFB)
Scott & Neil from Valdora / Yandina RFB