Rural: Home and Away

threebearsThe brigade was in action locally and across the state this holiday weekend.

Monday morning all trucks were called to a fire in the national park near Three Bears. The local Dunsborough trucks put out the fire but the brigade trucks waited nearby until the DPAW trucks arrived to black out.  Most in the area noticed the DPAW helicopters attacking the fire. Fortunately there was little wind.

Ross represented the brigade at the Esperance fire as part of the Cowaramup 3.4U part  crew. They flew down last week and drove back Tuesday after operating in a wide range of terrain from harvested canola paddocks to sand dunes. He was very impressed with the calibre of the local farmers/volunteers and appreciated the knowledge gained from the experience.

Tuesday’s training proceeded as usual.