Keep Your Head When the Heat Is On

I have no awareness of the details of the Lancefield fire in Victoria that broke control lines and subsequently burnt 3,000 ha. This comment is not about those details which will be revealed soon enough through an independent investigation. I feel compelled however, to comment in response to the insulting and disrespectful remarks made by…

Fires left eye in the sky dark

After a decade of watching WA’s biggest bushfires from the State’s most impressive vantage point, Mike Stewart is immune to sights others would find terrifying or shocking. But, last summer’s blazes have left the Department of Fire and Emergency Services aerial attack supervisor with surreal firefighting memories he will carry for years. As fires inched…

Our bushfire luck is running out

WA fire crews are bracing for a once-in-a-century catastrophe this summer, akin to Victoria’s Black Saturday. And as authorities declared WA’s luck could run out, a Department of Fire and Emergency Services survey showed an alarming number of West Australians were underprepared for the upcoming fire season and were failing to follow the most basic…

Western Power grants boost life-saving equipment for bushfire brigades

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades was pleased to have donated significant time to assist Western Power develop and deliver another year of deeply appreciated grants for Brigades. Below is the original media statement published by Western Power announcing the outcome of our combined work. Western Power grants boost life-saving equipment for bushfire brigades…