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😀
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.
February 9th, 12:22 pm
We are very thankful for our community's generosity and support over the last week. Thank you.
74 of our members have volunteered 1300 hours of their time since February 1. ... See MoreSee Less
February 7th, 11:05 am
After the Fire: the work isn't finished when the rain starts. Today volunteer brigades all over the southwest will be cleaning and checking their fire trucks. Six days straight of work in hot, smoky, dusty conditions and over really rough terrain takes a toll on our appliances. Three of our trucks basically didn't have their engines or pumps turned off for that whole time - they just kept going as old crews were replaced by new ones. So this morning we gave them the once over - there was damage to be fixed, they all needed to be thoroughly cleaned and checked, hoses needed rerolling, stocks needed replenishing, so we're ready to go for the next one. Then we finished it off with a BBQ breakfast 😋. ... See MoreSee Less
There are honestly not enough words to express our heartfelt thanks and pride in our locals and their families and support crews for their unwavering commitment to others. ❤️
Thank you to all of you legends 😍
Well done folks. So grateful for all your efforts❤️❤️❤️
Yarloop 4/4 still here
Thank you all 🙏
You are all amazing, and thank you for all you do. 👏
A big thank you to all our volunteers, those of you out on the fire front, those supporting them behind the scenes & also to all their families. Your efforts to keep everyone safe once again are very much appreciated. ❤
Big thanks for your efforts. Much appreciated.
Thank you 🙏
Excellent job guys. Very proud of you all.Thank you
February 5th, 8:33 am
It’s been a mammoth effort from fire and support crews from across the state this week assisting with efforts across the fire front. Since the start of the Wooroloo fires Kalamunda’s members have committed over 750 active fire fighting hours in three of our trucks, across 10 back to back shifts. This number is still climbing with crews allocated to shifts throughout the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all you do. THank you to your families for providing the support to let you do it
Thanks for all your hard work to keep our communities safe 🙌
Thank you all for the great effort and stay safe
I am in awe of you all. You are amazing.
Your efforts are deeply appreciated! THANK YOU for the phenomenal work you do. Please be safe!
Great effort stay save.
Thank you. Please take care.
You guys are heroes! THANK YOU👍🏻
Thank you everyone, you are all dead set legends 👏👏
Great work guys and gal's. I'm so proud of you all, keep up the great work.
You guys are awesome - stay safe 💕
Yes I endorse that for sure
Awesome effort to everyone involved. You are incredible and the community are so grateful to your service! 🤗💞🥰
Thank you importantly stay safe 🖕💖
Great work guys, stay safe.
Thank you so much for your amazing effort. So greatly appreciated.
Thank you everyone😄👏
True Hero’s! Thank you 🙏🏼
You make us proud. Stay safe. Thank you for all you do.
A phenomenal job by all who are battling this fire. Thank you, and thanks to your families 🌻🤩
Stay safe everyone. Thanks for your work.
Thank you 🙏
Thank you for everything you have done xxx
Thank you guys great Work. Stay safe.
Thank you to all of you for your efforts. Let us know how we can support you.