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…