Earlier this month, Yallingup Rural brigade met up in Dunsborough with Yallingup Coastal, Dunsborough, and Wilyabrup brigades for a joint exercise. The ability to work together across Brigades is essential, and it requires practice. The training focused our volunteer fireys on teamwork in the Rural-Urban Interface (RUI). This is where fire appliances designed and equipped for fires in buildings are used alongside Bushfire Brigade appliances. The two groups of firefighters also have specialised skills for the different environments and have complementary roles in combatting the blaze effectively to contain the spread. Training was sharpened by the fireys having to deal with simulated wind change and ‘red flag warning’ (extreme emergency) conditions.
Yallingup Rural and Duns Trucks and Briefing at Duns Fire Shed