Request from Pilbara Volunteer Firefighters History Project

We received the following request for information from the Pilbara Volunteer Firefighters History Project. Please make contact with them directly if you would like to help. Seeking Historical information on the following Pilbara Brigades as part of the Pilbara Volunteer Firefighters History Project: Port Hedland South Hedland Wittenoom Onslow Roebourne Dampier Wickham Karratha Tom Price…

Bushfires – Inside The Inferno S1 Ep1

If you missed the first episode of the informative SBS program “Bushfires – Inside the Inferno” on Wednesday night, you can download and watch it at this address: http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/346404419939/Bushfires-Inside-The-Inferno-S1-Ep1?cid=od:v2:1#__federated=1 And here’s a brief summary of what it’s all about: In Australia, our bushfire season commences earlier and earlier and on the verge of another sweltering…

SW fireys brace for hot summer

Firefighters in the South West are bracing for a dangerous bushfire season amid tinder-dry soil conditions and forecasts of hotter than average weather this summer. The Weather Bureau yesterday released its seasonal outlook for November to January, predicting above-average temperatures across the South West. Although the bureau said there was a 65-70 per cent chance…

Tough start for fire volunteers

MORE than 400 firefighters spent five days containing an underground fire near Neerabup Lake. The peat fire started after lightning struck the area on Saturday, October 18. The fire burned underground until flames broke through the surface about noon on October 21. Wanneroo chief bush fire control officer Phil Hay said conditions were “very dangerous,…