April 22nd, 6:54 pm

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
Today the Brigade finished basic training for our new Probationary Firefighters. Over two weekends we have put 23 new members (a selection of which are shown here in the class room and doing a burn-over drill in the 3.4 - trust me, they are in there behind the drop down curtains) through the Intro to Firefighting, and Bushfire Firefighting courses. This is the first step in becoming a firefighter and they will be undertaking further  probationary training over the next six moths. The trainers for these courses are all volunteers as well, who give up their weekends to train up our new members.

This year we had over 50 inquiries about joining and these 23 are the ones who decided to take the plunge. It is a big commitment joining a Bushfire Brigade - there is a significant training component that has to be completed before any new member is allowed to go out and fight fires. In some respects it is like taking on a part time job.

The Brigade has a new member in-take once per year and we normally aim to recruit 10 to 12 new firefighters. But our overall numbers were a bit down this year so we took a much larger number of people this time. Thanks to all our new Probies for choosing to join the Brigade - were pleased to have you ๐Ÿ˜€.Image attachment

Today the Brigade finished basic training for our new Probationary Firefighters. Over two weekends we have put 23 new members (a selection of which are shown here in the class room and doing a burn-over drill in the 3.4 - trust me, they are in there behind the drop down curtains) through the Intro to Firefighting, and Bushfire Firefighting courses. This is the first step in becoming a firefighter and they will be undertaking further probationary training over the next six moths. The trainers for these courses are all volunteers as well, who give up their weekends to train up our new members.

This year we had over 50 inquiries about joining and these 23 are the ones who decided to take the plunge. It is a big commitment joining a Bushfire Brigade - there is a significant training component that has to be completed before any new member is allowed to go out and fight fires. In some respects it is like taking on a part time job.

The Brigade has a new member in-take once per year and we normally aim to recruit 10 to 12 new firefighters. But our overall numbers were a bit down this year so we took a much larger number of people this time. Thanks to all our new Probies for choosing to join the Brigade - we're pleased to have you ๐Ÿ˜€.
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Congratulations to all the probationary fire fighters and volunteer trainers who attended the introduction to fire fighting and Bush Fire Fighting courses. Well done.

Dennis Hartman stickers are good one this one

Good on you guys becoming vff

Yay Benjamin Grace look at us go

This morning the Brigade put its new 3.4 appliance (3000 litres of water,  4WD) through its paces in a draughting exercise at Piesse Brook. We drew water from the dam and supplied it to our other five appliances, with a total of nine heavy hoses open for over 35 minutes. The 3.4 (and our crews) performed admirably,  without ever losing water supply to any other appliance.

This morning the Brigade put its new 3.4 appliance (3000 litres of water, 4WD) through its paces in a draughting exercise at Piesse Brook. We drew water from the dam and supplied it to our other five appliances, with a total of nine heavy hoses open for over 35 minutes. The 3.4 (and our crews) performed admirably, without ever losing water supply to any other appliance. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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How do you find the new type water-cooled engine?? Is the truck an automatic transmission??

James Morgan that's what was happening

Jack Kraima

Dennis Hartman