Monthly Archives: December 2011

Santa visits volunteers’ families

Santa Claus borrowed the brigade’s 1.4 truck to deliver gifts to the families of members of the brigade.  Around 10 families were visited.  Santa was helped by Carlo Baldini and Annie Palmer.  Amazingly, Santa has a striking resemblance to Mark … Continue reading

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FESA to be abolished and restructured as a government department

FESA will be abolished and restructured as a department of the Western Australian government, Emergency Services Minister Troy Buswell announced two days before Christmas. The move is in line with recommendation 46 of the Keelty Report on the Perth Hills … Continue reading

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Brigade gives $5,000 to Yallingup Coastal

The Yallingup Rural Brigade gave $5,000 raised at its recent ball to its neighboring brigade, Yallingup Coastal, Tuesday, December 20, 2011. The money will go towards the new shed being built by Coastal. A number of different Yallingup organisations will … Continue reading

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ABC Radio National looks at effects of bush fire smoke on fire fighters

ABC Radio National’s Bush Telegraph had a report Thursday, Dec. 15 on two studies looking at the effects of bush fire smoke on the health of volunteers.  Both studies are just getting under way, but the programme reviewed what is … Continue reading

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Keelty hears MR residents complaints and concerns

Mick Keelty,  who is conducting an enquiry into the cause of the recent Margaret River fire, Sunday listened to the often tearful and angry complaints of local residents.  The former Australian Federal Police commissioner who investigated the February Perth Hills … Continue reading

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Caves House Margaret River Fire Appeal Fundraising Tuesday Dec. 13

In light of the recent events in Margaret River, Caves House will be fundraising in a bid to raise money for fire victims. On Tuesday 13th Dec, Locals’ Night we will hold a series of raffles and fundraising activities. Please … Continue reading

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