Glad to hear that our comrades in the east are alive and well after this. The pictures of the truck suggest that the crew protection deluge system only covers the cab rather than the whole truck. In contrast ours in WA cover all important flammable components (tyres, pump etc) on the rear of the vehicle as well. ... See MoreSee Less
This weekend the Brigade ran a Structural Firefighting Course for 14 of our members. Many people don't realise but bushfire brigades have a statutory responsibility to respond to structure (ie building) fires outside of the Gazetted Fire District. As such, our Brigade ensures all of our members are fully trained in structural firefighting techniques.
We are trained for defensive structural firefighting, that is fighting the fire from outside the building, and our 3.4U fire appliance is fully equipped for this type of work. Over the weekend the trainees undertook sessions on Structural Firefighting techniques and procedures, and practical sessions including hose drills, extinguishers, and ropes and ladders. ... See MoreSee Less
Can we fit? This is Kalamunda 3.4U, the largest operational appliance in Kalamunda VBFB’s fleet. The 3.4U is 2.9 meters wide (mirror to mirror), 8.2 meters long, weighs approximately 12.5 tons and has a turning circle of around 17 meters.
Keeping fire breaks clear and trafficable, cutting back low hanging branches (both around fire breaks and at entries to properties) helps us attack fires quickly and provide protection to assets.
A few weeks ago, we had our hydrant competition, inspiring City of Gosnells Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to make it into an inter-brigade competition. They smashed our best time, completing the challenge in 63 seconds. Naturally, we wouldn't have any of it. So here's our response. 61 seconds.
How did everyone else do? Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Inc., West Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Baldivis Volunteer Fire & Emergency Services. STN 3123, Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade Inc., Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Sawyers Valley Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Inc., Oakford Volunteer Bushfire Brigade? 🙂
We challenge Kalamunda Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service
Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA | Association Of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of WA (Inc) ... See MoreSee Less
Russell, how about Kalgoorlie give this a go?
Caitlin - could always prove Mt Barkers not just famous for its chickens 😂
Mizzy - this is how we do it on our side of the globe 🌎 👍
Hi guys, we've just been informed that you started this great idea, not the East Swan VBFB as we suggested in an article today.
We are sorry for that oversight.
We will put a little note at the top of the article to make sure everyone knows the facts and from this video, it looks like we'll be creating a leaderboard!
Thanks for all you do for the community and especially for making things a bit more fun during winter.
Always trying to one up us, back to the drawing board!😜😜
Dave Leppan in South Africa you up for the challenge ?
We are conducting a prescribed hazard reduction burn on ALDERSYDE RD near MITCHELL RD in BICKLEY. We are taking advantage of the wet conditions to reduce the fuel load from grass trees on a private property. ... See MoreSee Less