The NSW Volunteer Firefighters Association (VFFA) is an independent volunteer organisation representing the views and issues that affect volunteer rural fire fighters in NSW.The VFFA was formed in October 2004 by Peter Cannon who is a Group Captain with the Mid Lachlan Team, after the then State Government, RFS and National Parks and Wildlife Service would not take an interest in our concerns into fire safety matters following the aftermath of the 2001 fires in the Goobang National Park. Peter felt that volunteer rural firefighters were not given fair representation within the Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) & thus the VFFA was born.
The VFFA structure saw the need for a means where by the voice of the volunteers could be represented at RFS State Headquarters and with the Government. We have a Constitution and Regional representatives are in place .
From its inception the VFFA has been about representing the interests of volunteers. The Executive Council meets quarterly as a forum for members who may have idea’s, suggestions and issues about the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. These ideas are then discussed and representations made to relevent departments within the New South Wales Government.