August 2018

A little wet out so vehicle checks are conducted under cover on Saturday mornings.

Bushfire Ready Workshop

As a follow up from the Bushfire Ready training, a workshop was held at the Mundaring with attendees from the hills and as far away as Geraldton. One of our members, Michelle attended the training.  If you need any assistance with becoming more Bushfire Ready you are always welcome to enquire at our station on a Saturday morning, or attend one of our organised events.

  

City to Surf 2018

What a day to remember, it was absolutely awesome!  Such a well organised event and quite a few surprises along the way. Thank you to all the volunteers on the day who cheered us on and kept us well supplied with drinks along the way. Would you believe there was entertainment? Music, Japanese drummers, a mariachi band and dancers!

  

Here is our intrepid team crossing the finishing line and proudly displaying their race medals. We are all a bit stiff still but it was a great achievement as a team.

A big shout out to Ultimo Catering and Events for their generosity towards us vollies by feeding us at the end of the event. Thank you!

Mundaring Scouts 100 Year Celebration

People from near and far came to celebrate the community fun day organised by the local scouts.

  

The kids and grown ups all had a great time.

July 2018

21/7/18

Great turn out for training this morning in the wet weather. Here are some of the fellas going through the weekly vehicle checks just before the rain hit.

We would love to give Nick O a big welcome back from working away in Queensland, you can see him there on top of the 1.4 testing the monitor. Great to have you back Nick!

  

 

28/7/18

A red truck at Sawyers Valley?

Mundaring must of caught the rumour about our scrumptious morning teas and dropped in to say hello. Nice to have more fine company down at the station.

Thank you very much Lorna for not one but two plates of delicious morning tea!

June 2018

Congratulations to our two newest members

Congratulations to Bruce and Ben M. for completing the Introduction to Fire Fighting this month. This marks the beginning of their fire fighting journey and we wish them all the best for their future with Sawyers Valley.

  

Congratulations is also in order for Ben R. completing his Structural Firefighting course. He travelled all the way to Quinns Rock station to make sure he completed the course this season. Great dedication and commitment!

Photo of Ben R. with the fire extinguisher courtesy of Wanneroo Central.

On Road Driver Training

One of our members, Michelle attended the On Road Driver training this month.  After completing this course, firefighters are permitted to drive under emergency road conditions of lights and sirens.  Michelle still passed even though our light tanker lost a beacon on the way somewhere in Greenmount.

The end of the month wraps up with a bit of offroad driving at Saturday morning training. 

View of the power line track from the 1.4 during training today. Here is Paul instructing Dave on 4 wheel driving.

On our way back to the station Dave spotted a gentleman needing assistance changing a tyre on the edge of the highway. Being the lovely fellow he is he jumped out of the truck to help change the tyre. Given the potential hazard of the location our light tanker also assisted for safety and visibility. Great thinking and well done Dave, Nick and Kath.

 

 

May 2018

During the Restricted Burning period residents require a permit for most burning except small piles after 6 pm.  Something people often forget is that you are not permitted to burn on a day of very high or above fire danger, this will result in a large number of call outs for brigades.

9/5/2018

It was a busy weekend in May for Mundaring brigades, Sawyers Valley attended 2 of the 14 incidents in our shire. The Fire Danger Rating on Saturday was very high and it seems too many residents were either unaware of the rules or neglected to check the weather which voided all permits or burning.

6/5/2018

An early Sunday morning call out, rolling a few us fresh out of bed.  A fire burnt unreported throughout the night on a property near a local school, luckily the house was unharmed. It is always a good idea to inform your neighbours of you intention to burn.

  

The Annual Street Appeal

A big shout out to the lovely fellas at Bocelli's Espresso - Train station, who not only made a great coffee, donated all their tips to the Annual Street Appeal! Thank you very much!

Also big thank you to all the fantastic people in the city who supported us for the Street Appeal this year, it was wonderful to feel the support of our community.

A big thank you to Gosnells for organising the Street Appeal again this year!

 

 

 

April 2018

The Toy Library

Sawyers Valley assisted the Mundaring Toy Library with their open day.  The kids had a great time playing with the toys, bouncy castle and fire truck.

Photo courtesy of The Mundaring Toy Library.

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One of our firefighters Elton, helping out with the firetrailer.

Ken Wyatt visits our station and firewood raffle

Ken Wyatt MP, Federal Member for Hasluck, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health visited the station and fundraiser. Thank you for taking the time to visit us Ken, we appreciate the support.

Lovely shot of the brigade with Ken. [Photo courtesy of Ken Wyatt's Facebook page]

  

Andrew, Dave, Andy and Ben selling tickets. [left photo courtesy of Ken Wyatt's Facebook page]

Thank you to the community for supporting our firewood raffle fundraiser, it is most appreciated.

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