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Yesterday proved an eventful day as the Brigade's Bush Fire Service (BFS) appliances continued "mop up" at the Rodgers Crt Incident. In addition, our Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) appliance attended a structure fire in Byford with multiple career and volunteer Brigades. Despite the difficult terrain at the Rodgers Crt Incident "mop up" of the area has now been completed. As steep conditions continued to challenge progress, the final crew returned to Station at approximately 2100 last night. However, fire appliances will attend the area today to conduct a final assessment. The Brigade thanks those brigades who assisted at the Rodgers Crt Incident, including Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Inc., Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade; Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade - Public; Gosnells Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Byford Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. The Brigade also thanks Roleystone residents for their continuing support and understanding throughout this incident.

The Brigade had a visit from some of the great kids (and parents) from the Kalamunda Homeschool Group yesterday. Among the many things our volunteers do throughout the year, engaging with the local community and providing information on bushfire safety and awareness is one of the most rewarding.

We hope that you all enjoyed your visit as much as our team enjoyed running it!

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade meeting with families.

The Brigade had a visit from some of the great kids (and parents) from the Kalamunda Homeschool Group yesterday. Among the many things our volunteers do throughout the year, engaging with the local community and providing information on bushfire safety and awareness is one of the most rewarding.

We hope that you all enjoyed your visit as much as our team enjoyed running it!
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Michelle RussoThankyou so much! My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really appreciated you taking the time to answer all their questions and sharing your knowledge. πŸ™‚

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Jade HunnisettSome very happy kids after this day!

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Mary RaycraftIt was AMAZING! thanks to all of you for your hard work and dedication

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Wendy FletcherWe certainly did! Both informative and fun, the best combination for learning. Thankyou so much to the guys who took the time to teach the kids about fire safety and what you do. πŸ™‚

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Rebecca CornwallThankyou so much. Our children and parents had a wonderful time. Brilliant work guy πŸ™‚

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Peter WhiteGreat work Guys

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A timely reminder on the use of portable butane lunchbox cookers.

We attended an incident on the weekend that caused extensive damage and some injury following the use of one of these cookers. If you have one, check the Product Safety website. Follow the manufacturers instructions.

If you own one of the six butane cookers listed on the Product Safety website, you must not use it. If you own ANY portable butane cooker, you must not use a large pot or pan that can add additional heat to the butane cans.

http://www.productsafety.gov.au/news/wa-public-warning-on-portable-butane-lunchbox-cookers 

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A timely reminder on the use of portable butane 'lunchbox' cookers.

We attended an incident on the weekend that caused extensive damage and some injury following the use of one of these cookers. If you have one, check the Product Safety website. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.

If you own one of the six butane cookers listed on the Product Safety website, you must not use it. If you own ANY portable butane cooker, you must not use a large pot or pan that can add additional heat to the butane cans.

www.productsafety.gov.au/news/wa-public-warning-on-portable-butane-lunchbox-cookers

Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA | ACCC Product Safety
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Brother-Rian TateThe new butane cans are supposed to have pressure release holes, to stop them eploding, still flame up but less likely to cause serious injury

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Hayley McCoyAngela 😳I've had mine a long time with zero problems tho.

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Lance HansonTiana Hanson remind me to have a look tonight please

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This report is slightly misleading in that it says that trees around a building cause the main fire risk, which is incorrect. It is the fuel on the ground, the leaf litter, grasses, shrubs etc that are the main risk as that is where the fire comes from initially. Trees only get involved in the fire if there is fuel underneath them which carries the fire into the canopy via convection. Trees over lawn for example provide no real risk whatsoever, so long as people keep their gutters clean. Nevertheless, the greater message here is that if you live in the bush you need to prepare for fire, and complacency will result in the loss of your house

www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-04/wa-authorities-warn-against-bushfire-complacency/8085150
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Evelyn RiddellWell I have been asking - one my Neighbour's has not burnt the leaf litter in over 13 yrs. and it's so thick you can bounce on the ground!

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Shaun ChampSo true. Need to have the understory growth to fuel a crown fire

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Kalamunda Bush Fire Brigade Annual Christmas Run

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Kalamunda Bush Fire Brigade Annual Christmas Run

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Kalamunda! This year Kalamunda State Emergency Service will be joining Kalamunda VBFB for our annual Christmas run! On Wednesday the 14th of December we'll be visiting the three parks below (fires or emergencies permitting). Come say hi, we'll have a few lollies for the kids too! Ray Owen Reserve 5pm-5:20pm Kostera Oval 5:30pm-5:50pm Stirk Park - 6pm-6:30pm

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Kalamunda! This year Kalamunda State Emergency Service will be joining Kalamunda VBFB for our annual Christmas run! On Wednesday the 14th of December well be visiting the three parks below (fires or emergencies permitting). Come say hi, well have a few lollies for the kids too!

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Kalamunda! This year Kalamunda State Emergency Service will be joining Kalamunda VBFB for our annual Christmas run! On Wednesday the 14th of December we'll be visiting the three parks below (fires or emergencies permitting). Come say hi, we'll have a few lollies for the kids too!

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Ginni TyrrellPlease RE post this like day before so we don't forgetπŸ˜‰ Silas would LOVE to see "fireman Sam!πŸ˜‚"

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Gemma HaynesRyan Haynes - have to try to remember to take the boys

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NOTICE: The Shire of Kalamunda are no longer be issuing permits to burn for land owner/occupiers for the duration of the restricted burning period. Current permits that have been issued will remain in place until 1800hrs Thursday 24th November 2016 at which point all remaining permits will be cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

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