September 21st, 9:00 am

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

We are conducting a prescribed hazard reduction burn at the end of UNION ROAD in CARMEL today. ... See MoreSee Less

Planning on burning today Monday August 20? Please delay your burn.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting gusty northerly winds to develop around the Perth Hills this afternoon with gusts expected to 55km/h.

Fires, including private burns, could easily spread, with fire behaviour unpredictable in nature.

https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/mediareleases/Pages/MediaRelease.aspx?ItemId=821

Planning on burning today Monday August 20? Please delay your burn.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting gusty northerly winds to develop around the Perth Hills this afternoon with gusts expected to 55km/h.

Fires, including private burns, could easily spread, with fire behaviour unpredictable in nature.

www.dfes.wa.gov.au/mediareleases/Pages/MediaRelease.aspx?ItemId=821
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This season is going to hot one. Stay safe

August 12th, 8:00 pm

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
This weekend the Brigade ran a Structural Firefighting Course for 14 of our members. Many people dont 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.Image attachment

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.
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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. 

For more information visit the City of Kalamunda’s website, http://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/Your-Neighbourhood/Fire-Emergency

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.

For more information visit the City of Kalamunda’s website, www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/Your-Neighbourhood/Fire-Emergency
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Isn’t the maximum legal width 2.5m? Anything wider would need oversized signage

We have spent our Saturday assisting our #SES friends with some #flooding in #Kalamunda

Kalamunda State Emergency Service | Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA

We have spent our Saturday assisting our #SES friends with some #flooding in #Kalamunda

Kalamunda State Emergency Service | Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA
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Great work Kalamunda! #OneTeamOneDream

Nice work KalFire