DFES area officer for Albany Tim Wall hands over the keys to the new fire truck to former Kojonup chief bushfire control officer Tim Johnston. Picture: Shire of KojonupPicture: Shire of Kojonup

New fire truck a welcome addition

Members of the Kojonup Bushfire Advisory Committee received a new Isuzu fire truck last month, after it was found its old fire truck needed mechanical repairs. The new $380,000 fire truck was provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to replace the committee’s existing Kojonup 2.4R fire truck. Kojonup bushfire emergency officer Rob…

Hardware store receives top honour

The important contribution employers make to emergency services across the State by allowing their employees to attend emergency incidents as volunteers, was recognised last week with an Albany business receiving the highest honour. Hardware store T&C Supplies was presented with a Department of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteers Employer Recognition Gold Award – one of…

Fire crews exhausted

VOLUNTEERS PUT IN 10,000 HOURS TO FIGHTING HUGE BLAZE Local firefighting volunteers contributed a total of around 10,000 hours to control, contain and put out the Bullsbrook Pinjar fire last week. Wanneroo chief bushfire control officer Phil Hay said crews from the volunteer fire brigades were “absolutely worn out” after providing a non-stop presence at…