We were up before dawn attending a fire in Paulls Valley, which kept us busy into the afternoon. Crews have returned to station after attending more fires in Bickley and Orange Grove later today where we returned the favour to City of Gosnells Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade for helping us this morning.
Two recurring themes from today: * Keep up to date with Total Fire Bans. There are big penalties for lighting up during a Total Fire Ban. Ignorance is not an excuse! * If you do a burn off, check it regularly. Two fires we attended today were from burn offs from two days ago. ... See MoreSee Less
Please be aware that the Fire Danger Rating for Perth Hills tomorrow (6th June 2019) is Very High.
Pursuant to Section 24(D) and Section 25 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, no burning of garden refuse or fires in the open air is permitted. This includes fire pits and 1mᶟ piles after 1800hrs.
Permits for tomorrow are also invalid due to the specified permit conditions.
RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD EXTENSION Due to unseasonal soil dryness, the City of Kalamunda wishes to advise that the restricted burning period has been extended until the 14th of June 2019 (Inclusive). - Permits are required for burning, - Burning 1m x 1m x 1m piles is still permitted after 6 pm (Subject to normal restrictions and guidelines)
Not much sleep for volunteer crews last night. A suspicious fire shortly after midnight kept crews from Kalamunda Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service and Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade busy until dawn. Just goes to show - it doesn't matter the colour of the uniform, we are one great team working together! 💪👨🏻🚒👩🏼🚒🚒🚒
Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA | City of Kalamunda ... See MoreSee Less
The restricted burning period is from midnight April 17 until midnight May 31. Please see http://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/Your-Neighbourhood/Fire-Emergency/Important-Dates for more information
Please note the City's website will be updated with the new dates shortly
Today the Brigade's 2019 Recruit Class completed the very first part of their training, the Introduction to Firefighting course. They still have a way to go to complete probation, but it has now properly started. Congrats to all participants. Shown here are the trainers, recruits and a couple of firefighters from other Brigades, who also completed the course. A great day was had by all and everyone did a great job. ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE: Due to rainfall, the restricted burning period now starts midnight April 17 through to May 31
For more information, visit http://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/Your-Neighbourhood/Fire-Emergency/Important-Dates
The City of Kalamunda will update their website with the new dates shortly
Thought it would be extended.
Thanks for the heads up!
We need some rain so bad... 😔