Author Archives: Webster

Fires still a threat in June

The community was reminded last weekend that bush fires are still a threat, even though it is June. Both Yallingup Rural trucks were called out early Sunday to put out a fire that originated in a private burnoff the previous … Continue reading

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A busy May for the brigade

After a very quiet season the brigade picked up the pace in May with its AGM and a couple of hazard reduction burns. There were big changes at the AGM with longtime chairman, Ian MacKenzie, stepping down and being replaced … Continue reading

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Brigade puts new training skills to use at Kaloorup fire

Brigade members were called upon to put their new training skills to good use Wednesday when they took on the Kaloorup fire and excelled. Andy, Bevan and Noel, in the 4.4, were confronted by the fire before they got to … Continue reading

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Rookies hit the road

Two new members of the brigade got to practice their new fire fighting skills Friday. Ross Miller and Murray Penter joined old hands Andy and Steveo in relieving the Dunsborough 4.4 crew at a fire near Donnybrook. They left by … Continue reading

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Brigade Kept Busy for Good Reasons

The brigade was kept busy this week for all the good reasons. Monday and Tuesday evenings were dedicated to training and Friday night was the Christmas bash. Monday involved training on the new burnover protection tools. These involved the new … Continue reading

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Two Crews to Nannup

Two Rural crews were sent to the Gregory and Ellis State Forest fires in the Shire of Nannup Sunday. The fire had been reported the previous afternoon and was the result of a prescribed burn carried out a month earlier, … Continue reading

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