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It was an early start this morning with a small fire in Canning Mills. A fresh crew is now heading to yesterdays fire at Bullsbrook

It was an early start this morning with a small fire in Canning Mills. A fresh crew is now heading to yesterday's fire at Bullsbrook ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank goodness for the volunteers. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Sarah Dobson

Thank goodness for Kalamunda

This is what 630m (or 21 individual 30m lengths) looks like after it has been collected from the Lesmurdie Falls fire. Many people dont realise, but 80% of the job of fighting bushfires is mop-up after the flames are out, or making sure every single piece of smouldering material, every burning tree, and log, and ground fire is fully extinguished so they cant start a new fire. For 3 hours of flames on Monday this meant spending the two following days mopping up.

And unfortunately the fire got into the gully below the Falls, and because of the terrain you cant get a fire truck in there, and you cant pump water up from the bottom because there is no water source there. So the only way to mop-up and make the fire ground safe, is to run hose down the gully from the top. This is a massive job, and possibly the worst bit is walking down into the gully to collect all the hose, so it can be brought back to station, washed, made up, and put back on the fire truck, ready for the next fire...

And all this was done by volunteers.Image attachment

This is what 630m (or 21 individual 30m lengths) looks like after it has been collected from the Lesmurdie Falls fire. Many people don't realise, but 80% of the job of fighting bushfires is mop-up after the flames are out, or making sure every single piece of smouldering material, every burning tree, and log, and ground fire is fully extinguished so they can't start a new fire. For 3 hours of flames on Monday this meant spending the two following days mopping up.

And unfortunately the fire got into the gully below the Falls, and because of the terrain you can't get a fire truck in there, and you can't pump water up from the bottom because there is no water source there. So the only way to mop-up and make the fire ground safe, is to run hose down the gully from the top. This is a massive job, and possibly the worst bit is walking down into the gully to collect all the hose, so it can be brought back to station, washed, made up, and put back on the fire truck, ready for the next fire...

And all this was done by volunteers.
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Was good working with your crews on this fire inparticular the guys mopping up off of the walk trail in the evening. I am a crew leader from Parks and Wildlife. Team work makes the dream work.

Brilliant work Guys. But think yourselves lucky, in the old days, you'd wrap up on the fireground then unwrap back at station to hang the canvas hoses up the tower to dry. I was in service on the changeover. Believe me life became so much easier. Saying that you guys are brilliant, so proud of what you are doing for your community.

A massive Thankyou to you all for keeping us safe with the tough job you all do πŸ‘πŸ» hopefully today’s cooler weather has mad it easier for you. Most people don’t know what goes on with mopping up afterwards. Glad you shared to make people aware. Thankyou for everything you do πŸ™πŸ»

Thanks for this post because I - like a few others, I suspect - had no idea what the mopping up entails. Or all that hose! Wowsers. Thank you again for all you do. πŸ™Œ

Big big massive thankyou to all our volunteer fire fighters ,πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈ

Wow ! They are very brave to volunteer to help stop the fires, and the cleaning up from it. Xx

Amazing you just don't realise how much they do, we thank you.

A very BIG THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers. So very much work goes on behind the scenes. It does not stop with the extinguishing of the πŸ”₯

Thank you for your fantastic work. Having drained, rolled and flaked hose almost daily myself when at sea I appreciate the tough work you have done.

Thank you all, for volunteering and keeping us safe.

Stirling effort. Abs of steel after rolling that lot up. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

We might not realise- but we totally appreciate!!

Yep, it's not all wet stuff on red stuff. Hauling hoses = a massive part of the job.

Always good work firies, we thank you πŸ‘

Thank you for all the hard work you guys and gals put in not to mention putting your lives at risk ❣❣❣❣❣

Thank you seems so inadequate for the selfless work that you do πŸ’•

Thank you to all the VFS people. Very grateful for what you do. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

No you don't realise how much work there is. Thank you.

Thank you to all the firefighters who worked so hard yo keep our community safe. It is only when you hear the words "evacuate" that the intensity of the situation hits home, "where to go, what to pack etc. Safety is paramount. Thankyou all.

Thankyou for keeping us safe.

Great work guys & girls! Really appreciate all you do to protect us and our beautiful country ❀️

Well done! We thank you so very much for your service πŸ™πŸ™β€β€

What would we do without you. Heartfelt and deepest thanks πŸ™

Thanks so much for your time and effort ❀️πŸ’ͺ

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for all the hard work you do and for keeping us safe 🌺

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No rest for the wicked! We have crews in Hopeland today mopping up after yesterdays fire.

No rest for the wicked! We have crews in Hopeland today mopping up after yesterday's fire. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done Kalamunda great job again.

Great photo.

Well done boys & girls grate effort πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Crews are still at Lesmurdie today making the area safe at Lesmurdie Falls. We will remain on site at least until late tonight

Crews are still at Lesmurdie today making the area safe at Lesmurdie Falls. We will remain on site at least until late tonight ... See MoreSee Less

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This was a close call. Thank you so much to all the dedicated emergency services workers who dealt with the local situation so effectively.

Thank you for keeping everyone safe. Take care all of you too x

Wonderful Thank you All Look after yourselves keep Safe

Thanks for keeping us all safe πŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you for your dedication and bravery!

Thankyou Sooo much. We really appreciate your efforts and dedication.... We will sleep well tonight.. 😊

So grateful to the team who dealt with this so quickly and diligently. You are all amazing!

Thank you - you guys and gals are the best. πŸ™‚

Huge thanks to our firies

Thank you β€οΈπŸ‘

Thank you!

Great work everyone.

Thank you so much!!

Can’t thank you enough!

Awesome, thanks.

Thank you πŸ™β€οΈ

Great job guys. πŸ‘Œ

Thankyou πŸ‘πŸ»

Great job!

Thank you πŸ™

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thanks guys πŸ’ͺ🏼

Oh too close Fiona πŸ˜•xx

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It was a busy day at the office today. A very quick response with solid air support allowed ground crews to quickly contain the fire in Falls Rd, Lesmurdie. Have you had your 5 minute fire chat?

#kalamundabfb

It was a busy day at the office today. A very quick response with solid air support allowed ground crews to quickly contain the fire in Falls Rd, Lesmurdie. Have you had your 5 minute fire chat?

#kalamundabfb
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Thank you for all you do, your hard work, bravery and quick responses to keep us safe.

Thank you for such an amazing job keeping us all safe. You guys were on to it so fast and got the job done. We appreciate all your efforts. A big pat on the back you should be very proud of yourselves. I think each brigade should be allowed to set up their own charity for us all too donate so we know you are the ones getting it. Absolutely awesomeπŸ₯°

Awesome job today couldn’t believe how quick air support arrived well done and thank you x

Thank you for your quick response to the fire yesterday. We are extremely lucky that this was under control in no time with those horrible winds.

Fantastic job guys, thank you! Always had faith in you! 😊

Thank you. Everyone did an amazing, professional and brave job.

Well done all and many thanks. I was at work and totally unaware about the fire, let alone how close it was to my place. I noticed 4 missed calls from my daughter when I finished work and she told me how close it was. Thanks again and be safe πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

Thank you one and all for a professional response and keeping this great community safe.

You are all amazing...thank you for putting your lives on the line to protect us all πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ§‘

Thank you great work, well done crewπŸ™πŸ‘

Thank you for such a quick response yesterday and all that you do πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Great work by all involved! Thank you so much for the work that you do!

Thank you for your fantastic work today πŸ™

Thanks to all involved for your bravery and great work πŸ™Œ

Thank you to everyone for such a superb response and management of the fire yesterday!

Amazing! Thank you for keeping us all safe x

Awesome effort yesterday! Thank you

We are so grateful to have you help our community,often in the worst conditions. Thank You for yesterday.

Glad your safe Nina ❀️❀️ thanks firies πŸ‘

Thank you all for your great work, much appreciated

Great work guys and girls! Would love to have a chat about the extremely dry bush land over the back of my place, only a street away from the falls fire, and what can be done, every fire in the area gets the residents worried. Feel free to get in touch. Cheers

Thank you for your hard work and efforts keeping us safe πŸ™‚

Thank you - yes, have had the fire chat early in the season, but a good reminder to stay up to date. Thank you for all you do. πŸ™‚

Thank you for your fast and effective response from a grateful Lesmurdie family. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Good work KVBFB! πŸ‘πŸΌ

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