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Please help us #StayAtHome. Follow burning restrictions at www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au and take all precautions to ensure your burn is fully extinguished, cold and out by 11pm.

Crews were assisting Kalamunda VFRS with an escaped burn early this morning.

Please help us #StayAtHome. Follow burning restrictions at www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au and take all precautions to ensure your burn is fully extinguished, cold and out by 11pm.

Crews were assisting Kalamunda VFRS with an escaped burn early this morning.
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Thanks for the update and the amazing job all Fire fighters do for the community to keep us safe.

Thanks for the fantastic job you all are doing... Blessings always to you all.

Great picture. Keep up the good work.

Doing a job

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#sundayfunday #sunday #training #station #firestation #fire #bushfiresaustralia #bushfires #bushfirefighter #firefighter #plaque #art

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March 8th, 1:12 am

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
#IWD2020

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February 29th, 11:13 am

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
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Brilliant initiative. Well done guys and girls.

It was an early start this morning with a small fire in Canning Mills. A fresh crew is now heading to yesterdays fire at Bullsbrook

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Thank goodness for the volunteers. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Sarah Dobson

Thank goodness for Kalamunda

This is what 630m (or 21 individual 30m lengths) looks like after it has been collected from the Lesmurdie Falls fire. Many people dont realise, but 80% of the job of fighting bushfires is mop-up after the flames are out, or making sure every single piece of smouldering material, every burning tree, and log, and ground fire is fully extinguished so they cant start a new fire. For 3 hours of flames on Monday this meant spending the two following days mopping up.

And unfortunately the fire got into the gully below the Falls, and because of the terrain you cant get a fire truck in there, and you cant pump water up from the bottom because there is no water source there. So the only way to mop-up and make the fire ground safe, is to run hose down the gully from the top. This is a massive job, and possibly the worst bit is walking down into the gully to collect all the hose, so it can be brought back to station, washed, made up, and put back on the fire truck, ready for the next fire...

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This is what 630m (or 21 individual 30m lengths) looks like after it has been collected from the Lesmurdie Falls fire. Many people don't realise, but 80% of the job of fighting bushfires is mop-up after the flames are out, or making sure every single piece of smouldering material, every burning tree, and log, and ground fire is fully extinguished so they can't start a new fire. For 3 hours of flames on Monday this meant spending the two following days mopping up.

And unfortunately the fire got into the gully below the Falls, and because of the terrain you can't get a fire truck in there, and you can't pump water up from the bottom because there is no water source there. So the only way to mop-up and make the fire ground safe, is to run hose down the gully from the top. This is a massive job, and possibly the worst bit is walking down into the gully to collect all the hose, so it can be brought back to station, washed, made up, and put back on the fire truck, ready for the next fire...

And all this was done by volunteers.
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A massive Thankyou to you all for keeping us safe with the tough job you all do πŸ‘πŸ» hopefully today’s cooler weather has mad it easier for you. Most people don’t know what goes on with mopping up afterwards. Glad you shared to make people aware. Thankyou for everything you do πŸ™πŸ»

A very BIG THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers. So very much work goes on behind the scenes. It does not stop with the extinguishing of the πŸ”₯

Thank you all, for volunteering and keeping us safe.

Thanks for this post because I - like a few others, I suspect - had no idea what the mopping up entails. Or all that hose! Wowsers. Thank you again for all you do. πŸ™Œ

Thank you to all the VFS people. Very grateful for what you do. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Was good working with your crews on this fire inparticular the guys mopping up off of the walk trail in the evening. I am a crew leader from Parks and Wildlife. Team work makes the dream work.

Brilliant work Guys. But think yourselves lucky, in the old days, you'd wrap up on the fireground then unwrap back at station to hang the canvas hoses up the tower to dry. I was in service on the changeover. Believe me life became so much easier. Saying that you guys are brilliant, so proud of what you are doing for your community.

Thank you! Your work is so appreciated πŸ™‚

Thank you your work and effort are very much appreciated

Thank you for your fantastic work. Having drained, rolled and flaked hose almost daily myself when at sea I appreciate the tough work you have done.

Thank you for your hard work from the USA! I’m over here praying for you all and for much needed rain to come. πŸ’—

Thank you volunteers for the awesome work!!!

Well done! We thank you so very much for your service πŸ™πŸ™β€β€

Big big massive thankyou to all our volunteer fire fighters ,πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈ

Thank you for all the hard work you guys and gals put in not to mention putting your lives at risk ❣❣❣❣❣

Thank you to our treasured volunteers.

Absolutely amazing work guys and girls ,forever in your debt πŸ‘πŸ»

Great post guys, very informative, stay safe and keep up the good workπŸ‘

Mop up sucks the big ones but needs to be done. Great work by all πŸ‘πŸ‘

Amazing you just don't realise how much they do, we thank you.

You guys are the best. A BIG thank you to you all πŸ₯°

Thank you all so much for volunteering your time and efforts!

Always good work firies, we thank you πŸ‘

Great work guys and gals. You do us all proud to be volunteers in this luck country we call home.

Thank you for keeping us all safe!

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