June 9th, 12:10 pm
Last week the Brigade held it's Annual General Meeting, at which elections were held for Leadership positions in the Brigade. Pictured here are the Brigade Captain Dave Stewart, and the five Brigade Lieutenants, John Idland, Duncan Reynolds, Andrew Haselden, Natalie Smailes, and Kylie Howe( not included in this photo are the newly elected Brigade Treasurer Eric Swaby, Secretary Terese Foster, and Hazard Reduction Officer Chris Hannah). Natalie and Kylie's election continues the strong tradition of female operational officers in the Brigade, in what is a traditionally male dominated field. For the past 30 years approximately 30% of the Brigade's front line firefighters have been women.
Thanks also go to outgoing Lieutenants Chris Hannah and Nathan Miller (who was also Hazard Reduction Officer), outgoing Training Officer Natalie Smailes, and the three other incumbent officers who make up the rest of the Leadership Team and whose positions were not up for election, Equipment Officer Andrew Stubbs, Health Safety and Environment Officer Chris Grubba, and Incident Support Officer Mike Lennon (the Senior Training Officer position is currently vacant and will be filled in an election to be held at the August Brigade meeting).
All of these people are volunteers who combined put in thousands of hours each year to keep the Brigade running and the community safe. There are no paid staff in the Brigade. ... See MoreSee Less
May 31st, 11:49 am
A big thanks to the group of Year 7’s from St Brigid’s College in Lesmurdie, who came up to the station and volunteered to clean our fire trucks over the weekend. There were a lot of laughs and some great community spirit from these young ladies. 👏👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
Nathan Garrington Sounds like good community engagement
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May 16th, 9:40 am
During National Volunteer Week (which starts tomorrow) we are proud to be part of the community of approximately 210,000 Bushfire Brigade volunteers in Australia. ... See MoreSee Less
February 25th, 1:14 pm
Members from the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (and a couple of Kalamunda SES members) will be participating in the Gibb Challenge again this year, raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Come and see them on the 28th of March and get your car cleaned too. If you'd like to make a seperate donation to any of our three teams, their fundraising pages are reachable through the below links,
www.mycause.com.au/page/241540/kalamunda-bushies-3-gibb-challenge-2021 ... See MoreSee Less
Come on down to Kalamunda Senior High School and have your car washed for a great cause😀
I came a month early 😂
February 18th, 11:36 pm
Timeline PhotosToday we remember Constable Mark Loohuys 9856 who was killed in an on-duty traffic crash in Glen Forrest in 2000.
Loohuys and his partner were operating as a rapid response team and were responding to a call that a gunman was threatening a patron at the Chidlow Tavern. The unmarked V8 Commodore, in which they were travelling, left the road and smashed into trees off Great Eastern Highway at Glen Forest.
Loohuys, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was killed. His partner survived the crash. The accident occurred 40 minutes before Loohuys was due to end his shift at midnight. He joined the service in 1996 and was only 22 years old when he died.
Thank you for your service, We Will Remember 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
I was actually a member at the time of the brigade. It hit us all really hard.
February 18th, 10:04 am
Update on our earlier post,The DFES Page was impacted by this morning’s changes to Facebook. After working with the team at Facebook, DFES page visibility has been restored and we are able to continue providing the WA community with vital emergency information. #Phew
While this is an incredibly valuable platform for us to keep you updated during an emergency, please remember you can always access Alerts and Warnings, Total Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings at the following:
📱13 DFES (13 3337)
📣 DFES Twitter (dfes_wa)
📻 ABC Local Radio ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you again & well done.