International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018, “Volunteers build resilient communities”, recognises volunteers worldwide – with a special focus on local community volunteers – who contribute to making their communities more resilient against natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks...
With much of southern Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall this year, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential over the coming months. The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 shows fire potential across New...
The Brigade's crews returned home from Queensland last night, but the fires continue. Other Western Australian crews have travelled to replace them. Luckily milder weather should arrive by Thursday but the exhausted Queensland firefighters still have another three days to hold out (and even then that will be followed by weeks of mop-up). ... See MoreSee Less
Today is fly out day from Mackay in #Queensland for the first crew. We've handed our appliances over to the next crew from WA and are helping the locals clean and service their appliances . Walkerston Fire Station | Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES . #walkerston #queensland #firefighters #firetruck #qfrs ... See MoreSee Less
The Brigade conducted it's last hazard reduction burn for the year last night. As of Saturday (1st of December) the Prohibited Burning Period is upon us and we are moving into summer weather conditions. As of midnight Friday no burning is allowed within the City of Kalamunda under any circumstances. ... See MoreSee Less
Five members of the Brigade, pictured here at the airport this morning, are heading to Queensland for a five day deployment, as part of a WA contingent of firefighters. The bushfires in Queensland have overwhelmed local resources and this kind of interstate support is commonplace. Brigade members have travelled all over WA and interstate before to support our fellow firefighters around the country.
We wish our firefighters the best of luck, ask them to stay safe, and thank them for volunteering their time for the benefit of the wider Australian community. ... See MoreSee Less