July 15th, 9:55 am

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
We are currently in Pickering Brook putting our skills against the clock with our annual hydrant competition. Crews compete against each other to see who is the fastest at setting up and packing up a hydrant. The best time was 77 seconds from out of the vehicle to back in the vehicle all made up. 

#firefighter #competition #hydrant

We are currently in Pickering Brook putting our skills against the clock with our annual hydrant competition. Crews compete against each other to see who is the fastest at setting up and packing up a hydrant. The best time was 77 seconds from out of the vehicle to back in the vehicle all made up.

#firefighter #competition #hydrant
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For extra points you should fill the hydrant box with sand and red backs to make it more realistic πŸ˜‚

Passed the units heading out on Canning road this morning, great work.

Chris Gary this is another idea to add to the list maybe

Craig Goodhill me? πŸ˜‚

July 6th, 8:39 am

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

πŸ”₯πŸš’ Behind this door was a fire that engulfed everything inside. A closed door is a powerful tool. Closed doors can keep smoke and fire from spreading. Help keep your stuff safe. Keep the temperature down. SAVE YOUR LIFE! Be part of the closed door crew. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Nathan Miller for being named the Brigades Firefighter of the year.

The Mark Loohuys Firefighter of the Year Award is presented annually to the Brigade member considered to have best embodied the spirit of the Brigade. It is, along with Life Membership, the highest award the Brigade can bestow upon a member. To win the award requires dedication, hard work and leadership, all qualities which Nathan has in spades. Nathan has really stepped up his commitment to the Brigade over the past 12 months, and has recently taken on the role of Hazard Reduction officer.

Mark Loohuys, the Awards namesake was a Brigade member who was tragically killed in the line of duty in 2000 while working as a Police Officer, and this award was subsequently named in his honour.

Congratulations to Nathan Miller for being named the Brigade's Firefighter of the year.

The Mark Loohuys Firefighter of the Year Award is presented annually to the Brigade member considered to have best embodied the spirit of the Brigade. It is, along with Life Membership, the highest award the Brigade can bestow upon a member. To win the award requires dedication, hard work and leadership, all qualities which Nathan has in spades. Nathan has really stepped up his commitment to the Brigade over the past 12 months, and has recently taken on the role of Hazard Reduction officer.

Mark Loohuys, the Award's namesake was a Brigade member who was tragically killed in the line of duty in 2000 while working as a Police Officer, and this award was subsequently named in his honour.
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What about the serious stuff, Who got the wood duck ?

Well done Nathan, top effort.

From a past brigade member, an important award, Nathan. Regards.

Congratulations Nathan 😊

Nice one Nathan

Congrats Nathan, very well deserved 😊

Congratulations Nathan

Well done, Nathan!

Congratulations !

Fantastic effort Nate. Well done

Yayyy πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Top man

Well done

Congratulations Nathan Miller

JP Tieche Tia Miller πŸ˜‚

Onya Nathan Miller!!

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June 7th, 5:12 pm

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
On Tuesday night at the Brigades 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.

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.
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Awesome. Thanks for doing the job. Congratulations.

Congratulations on your inauguration to life membership at Kalamunda BFB.

Looking Good...I was talking about the certificate frameπŸ‘πŸ˜€

Well deserved for all those years of commitment, congratulations

Congratulations bud!! You’re both looking great!!

Well done mate.

Congratulations xxxx

Great work Andrew

Good job Andy

Congratulations Andrew 😁

Congrats

Great work Andrew πŸ‘πŸ» Alicia you look so proud, what a great photo!

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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.

Congratulations Steve and thank you for your service.

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.

Congratulations Steve and thank you for your service.
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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 β€πŸ‘Œ

Congratulations - 30yrs, what a huge effort. Such a proud moment for you πŸ™‚

Congratulations Stephen. That's awesome! You should be very proud of your achievements. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Great achievement Steve. We are lucky to have such a dedicated firefighter among our ranks! πŸ™‚

What a great man such selfless devotion to the community he should be immensely proud of his achievements πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ truly inspirational

Congratulations Stephen! A truly fantastic achievement!!β­οΈπŸš’πŸ₯‡

Congratulations Steve!

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 😊

Congratulations 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

Well done and thank you 😊

Congratulations Stephen.

Awesome achievement Steve!

Well done mate!

Onya Steve πŸ‘

Congratulation mate.well done

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EXTENSION OF RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD

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.

EXTENSION OF RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD

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.
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Is anyone going to bother policing this as I know a lot of neighbours ignores this!

What are the restrictions etc for using an enclosed chiminea? Is it still after 6pm?

James Morgan

Tom Steels

Todays 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.

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.
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That’s awesome!!! Thanks FLIR Systems!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

That is such a fantastic gesture. Thanks Steve and FLIR Systems Australia.

Good spirits spread far. Well done Steve and FLIR

WOW. Thanks Steve. Fantastic news and hugely appreciated.

Thanks Steve. See you at a bonfire somewhere soonπŸ˜€

Well done, FLIR Systems and Steve Blott!

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May 26th, 5:46 pm

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
Ever wonder what’s at the end of the rainbow?

Our crews will be heading home tomorrow morning for a well deserved break, safe travels to all Brigades!
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#Albany #Bushfire #Firetruck

Ever wonder what’s at the end of the rainbow?

Our crews will be heading home tomorrow morning for a well deserved break, safe travels to all Brigades!
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#Albany #Bushfire #Firetruck
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Great effort Kalamunda crews and strike team 3

Well done Team