Unlike previous Christmas/New Years holidays there were no fires in the district this year. There was only one call out on Dec 30 and the light tanker got stood down half way to “the fire” at Brookland Valley. It turned out to be the notorious sea mist.
Brigade Captain Matty Muir said the double roster system worked well and thanked those members who signed up and perhaps had a more sober holiday. He especially thanked Barb for her usual great work, handling the phone over the whole period.
On the evening of Dec 28, 2012, the brigade responded to two fires, including the Margaret River Dairy Company fire outside Cowarumup. On New Year’s eve 2010 there was a fire at Indijup and in the early 2000’s there were fires on Christmas day in two consecutive years at the same location!
Training recommences this Tuesday, Jan 7.