Busy Saturday for brigade

Trucks preparing for RUI exercise

Saturday was a busy day for Yallingup Rural with trucks heading off in different directions.  Bruce and Emma went south with the Light Tanker to assist at the Forest Grove fire. The fire had started midday Friday and had moved into a pine plantation. They spent the day helping to contain and blacking out the fire.

Meanwhile the 4.4 went north to join a Rural Urban Interface (RUI) training exercise in Eagle Bay.  Andy, John and Noel joined other area brigades in a simulation dealing with the impact of fire in a residential area. Captain Matt was working in the Incident Control Unit, helping to coordinate the response.

Earlier in the week the brigade joined its Coastal neighbour in looking at water resources at Smiths Beach and listening to a start of season briefing by the local Community Emergency Services Manager, Blake Moore. And on Monday (today) it was called out to structural fire at Smiths Beach but was stood down before leaving the shed.