March 2019

Events

Annual Shire Family Event - 9th March

Every year the Shire of Mundaring reward volunteers with a fully catered family event.  The evening includes the tug-o-war, bouncy castles, food, drinks, music, prizes and awards.  Thank you to all the community business that donate towards the event.

  

The adults and the kids had a good crack at the tug-o-war.

  

The kids all said the bouncy castle was the best ever and had an awesome time.

Safari Rally Support, 16th March

Sawyers Valley provided bushfire support for the Safari Rally hosted by the Light Car Club of WA, we had no trouble finding volunteers to assist with this event.

  

  Rumour has it, it turned into some navigation training.

Never a dull moment, look at these great shots by Ben M.

  

Blue Sky Festival - 17th March

For the second year we attended the Blue Sky Festival along with Darling Range, Mt Helena, Parkerville and Stoneville brigade.  Always a great festival where you get to meet many the many wonderful people from the hills. Make sure you catch us at the next event, we often advertise on our Facebook page.

All set up in the morning with Mt Helena's 3.4 in the foreground.

  

If you missed us at the festival and wish to make a bushfire survival plan visit here to access the online materials.

Fires

Bushfire, Bailup Road, 21st March

Called to assist at multiple bushfires on Bailup Road, in Bailup. Fire burnt either side of Bailup road, but was quickly contained by machinery, good fire-breaks, and aerial support. Two shifts attended the incident, with a follow-up patrol the following evening.  Local residents also defended their properties.

A warm homecoming for Elton as he returns from the first shift and mum heads out on the second.

  

Ben M. and Nick O. getting to work with the light show in the background.  An enormous tree in the background created quite a show, the photos do not do it justice.  The road was closed for a week as a precaution. 

One of our newest recruits Danika with a great smile and a great attitude!

Bushfire, Linley Valley Rd, 26th March

Turned out to scrub fire on Linley Valley Rd, Wooroloo. Fire initially threatened a nearby house and jumped the road, but was contained the swift response of brigades and the assistance of aerial support. 

The elusive, dark blue helitak viewed safely from our light tanker. Nice of it to fly by again to waterbomb our photo.

The rain gauge says it is still dry out there. Yes that was a rain gauge.

 

30th March, Scrub Fire Koongamia

 

Turned out to assist at a 3rd Alarm scrub fire in Koongamia, near Koongamia Primary School. The fire damaged a nearby church and burnt through light scrub along the creek line. Sawyers completed two shifts at the incident.

Here is our Captain, Adrian, tackling a stubborn tree near the creek.

False Alarm, Old Sawyers Rd

Great turn out of brigades to a false alarm, as the fire was not burning in the open air and deemed safe.

  

Murray is happy to remove his heavy helmet and return home.

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