Volunteer firefighters get prepared for the summer

  Collieburn-Cardiff Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade has had a busy few weeks fighting bushfires, carrying out prescribed burns and training as hot weather approaches.   Volunteers completed ground controller training to learn how to conduct water bombing operations, which involves communicating with aircraft about how and where to drop the water. Volunteers recently received a…

Fire experts can improve safety

  Fire and emergency services are joining forces to teach the community about bushfire preparedness. On Saturday, representatives from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Manjimup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, bushfire brigades and the Manjimup Shire Council will be in Manjimup’s Coronation Park to speak with people about their property’s safety. People are…

SJ Examiner – Heroes among us

The Jarrahdale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade will this month commemorate 30 years of serving the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale by holding a celebration for the community at the station. The brigade traces its origins back to a public meeting held at the Jarrahdale Tavern on the night of October 28, 1987 where attendees highlighted significant concerns…

Record number of WA businesses recognised for supporting emergency services

Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards ceremony held today 35 per cent increase in number of businesses recognised. Western Australian businesses are doing more than ever before to support emergency responses across the State. Today, a record 91 businesses have been recognised for their vital role in supporting emergency service volunteers. The Department of Fire and Emergency…