On Tuesday night at the Brigade's AGM we inducted a new Life Member to the Brigade, Andrew Haselden (pictured here with his wife Alicia).
Andrew joined the Brigade in February 2003. He is the only surviving member from the 2003 intake. During his time in the Brigade Andrew has been an integral and involved active member, serving in a number of management roles. He was the Mark Loohuys Firefighter of the Year in 2008. He served as Lieutenant between 2008 and 2010, and as Brigade Secretary from 2015 to the present. He has also served a number of terms as Crew Leader. He has attended 186 incidents with the Brigade. He has been integral in the development of the Brigade’s structures training area and at driving structural fire competency within the Brigade. He has also, along with Andrew Stubbs, has won a number of Hydrant and Structures competitions in different years.
We are pleased to extend life membership with the Kalamunda Volunteer Bushfire Brigade to Andrew Haselden. ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight at its Annual General Meeting, the Brigade honoured Life Member Stephen Bell for 30 years of service with the Brigade. This massive commitment to the community cannot be overstated - Steve joined the Brigade in 1988 when he was 16 years old, and has been a stalwart member ever since. Over that time he has attended around 500 emergency incidents, hundreds of hazard reduction burns, thousand of hours of training, has served as a Brigade Officer, has passed on his knowledge to hundreds of newer and greener volunteers, has saved houses from burning down and saved people from dying, and has spent three decades putting himself out there for the benefit of his community. Steve is the longest serving active member of the Brigade and it is a rare thing indeed to make 30 years as a volunteer firefighter.
So proud of you Stephen and all that you've achieved over the past 30 years. Thankyou for being the selfless person you are. You are a true hero and so deserving of this recognition. Congratulations again on such a great effort xxx
Awesome achievement Stephen. Wow 30 years! 🌟
Wow congratulations Steppy! Amazing achievement! Enjoy this moment ❤👌
Congratulations - 30yrs, what a huge effort. Such a proud moment for you 🙂
Congratulations Stephen. That's awesome! You should be very proud of your achievements. 😉😁
Great achievement Steve. We are lucky to have such a dedicated firefighter among our ranks! 🙂
What a great man such selfless devotion to the community he should be immensely proud of his achievements 😃😃😃😃😃 truly inspirational
Congratulations Stephen! A truly fantastic achievement!!⭐️🚒🥇
Congratulations Stephen xx
Congratulations Steve wow 30yrs mate .
Well done Steve.
You the man! STEVE! STEVE! STEVE!!!!
congratulations and very well done you. xxxx
Amazing, congrats Stephen 😊
Well done Stephen x
Way to go Steve, that is so awesome!
Congratulations. Well done That is a amazing service record. Luv. From. THE. CLARKES. Of Kenwick. Xo
Please be advised that pursuant to Section 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954 and due to seasonal conditions, the RESTRICTED BURNING TIMES for the City of Kalamunda have been extended for fourteen (14) days from midnight on the 31st of MAY 2018 until midnight on the 14th of JUNE 2018 inclusive. ... See MoreSee Less
Today's training ended in a fantastic surprise with the donation of a FLIR K50 Thermal Imaging Camera by FLIR Systems Australia worth $7000. Thank you to Steve Blott from FLIR Australia for this donation!
Pictured is Steve handing over the new TIC to a very thankful Captain Duncan Reynolds. ... See MoreSee Less
Our thoughts go out to our comrades in the Great Southern as they take on these monster fires. It might be late May but the super dry conditions mean any fire can still be bad, even this late in the fire season. ... See MoreSee Less