John Moyle Field Day

Edit: you can read about the brigade's efforts for the John Hoyle Field Day 2015 here.

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This year members of Sawyers Valley Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade will be participating in the annual John Moyle Field Day. The Field Day is an amateur radio competition run by the Wireless Institute of Australia to promote amateur radio field operation and emergency preparedness. Amateur radio license holders are encouraged to participate by setting up radio systems away from their home or normal place of operating.

Members of the brigade will be setting up several radio systems on the morning of Saturday the 21st of March, with radio operations to begin later in the afternoon. The brigade would like to invite interested members of other brigades to participate, either by setting up their own station or by visiting ours during the competition. All members will be welcome, with even non-license holders being able to actively participate in the competition (under supervision of a license holder).

If you're interested in getting involved you can contact the brigade.

Proposed Shire Boundary Change

The state Liberal government went to the recent state election with a proposal to reduce the number of metropolitan local governments from 30 to 15. Following their successful election, the government has begun pursuing this agenda. One of the proposed changes is to expand the City of Swan boundary to cover the existing Shire of Mundaring.

The Shire of Mundaring has established an information web-page regarding this proposal.

A group of local residence have also established the SaveMundaring.org web-site to discuss the proposal and voice their concerns.

The Sawyers Valley Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade urges concerned and interested residence to review these two resources to become better informed regarding the proposed boundary change.

The Inaugural Meeting

The first meeting in the nearly completed station
The first meeting to be held in the new Sawyers Valley Bush Fire Brigade Station, September 30, 2013 was a resounding success.

2013 AGM

2013 AGM Group Photo

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