On any summer's day, it doesn’t take make much for a discarded cigarette to start a fire that can turn into a major emergency. Do the right thing, be responsible and dispose of your cigarette butts correctly – extinguish fully and never throw from a moving car. Careless disposal is a reportable offence and could cost you up to a $500 fine!
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The City’s Fire Mitigation crew will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on Dodd Road in Bickley today. The fire crew will be onsite all day.
All the latest fire information please check www.emergency.wa.gov.au/
A really interesting story about the impact of major fires on communities and individuals in California. The scale of these fires in terms of impact, building loss, loss of life, and environmental impact is just staggering. ... See MoreSee Less
In 2017 it shouldn't really be news that women are fighting fires. Our Brigade has had female volunteers for decades and has three female Life Members, all of whom have been Lieutenants, Fire Control Officers, Trainers, and in one case, an extremely successful Captain. Our Brigade has averaged between 20 - 30% female membership for the past 30 years, and our Firefighter of the Year for 2016 was a woman. This kind of patronising "women can be firefighters now" is what we would expect to see from a 1980s news report, not one in the second decade of the 21st century. This report, and the recent AVBFB Facebook post that an all-woman team at the firefighter games somehow represents "diversity" in volunteer Brigades, seem a bit last century, given that the last firefighter to die in Western Australia protecting her community from the threat of bushfire was a woman. While we applaud the women featured in this story, there is nothing new and nothing novel here. ... See MoreSee Less