Memories of flames haunt Hills

A poignant reminder that communities are more than just “sand and cement” – but we guess our diverse and invaluable Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers already know that! 🙂 ============== Parkerville and Stoneville remember fires that tore through hills – The West Australian Much like the trees that line their roads, the communities in Parkerville and…

Infra-red drone in fire fight

An unmanned aerial vehicle was deployed to map the Bullsbrook fire zone using infra-red technology in an Australian-first operation on Saturday night. Aerial firefighting capability is usually non-existent after dark, when fixed-wing aircraft and helitacs cannot be used. But the Department of Fire and Emergency Services got special permission from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority…

Crown land fire risk warning

Volunteer fire brigades are calling for new laws to make governments comply with the same rules on reducing fire risk as other landowners, saying double standards had led to dangerous fuel levels on Crown land. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades vice- president Dave Gossage said members were extremely concerned about the fire danger…

Bindoon volunteer firefighter Dennis Badcock recalls close call after truck engulfed in burnover

This article in today’s Sunday Times newspaper says so much about the diverse, invaluable volunteers who make up our amazing emergency services family. Thank you Dennis for your work and perhaps more importantly, sharing your experience so the people of Western Australia can finally get some understanding of the risks our 26,000 volunteer bush fire…