‘Mobile-friendly’ FESA website

Those of you with Smartphones may be interested in this FESA announcement:

FESA website revised for mobiles

A more ‘mobile friendly’ version of the FESA website has been launched.

The site now prioritises access to critical areas such as Alerts and Warnings, Fire Danger Ratings, Total Fire Bans and Media Releases. Improved navigation and readability has also been a key focal point of the revision project. It is anticipated that the mobile version of the site will provide users with efficient and clear access to key information during incidents. The option to bypass the mobile mode and return to the desktop version of the site at any time is also enabled.

Visit the site on your phone at http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au.

Your feedback on the mobile site is welcome. You can contact FESA’s Online Services Branch by emailing webmaster@fesa.wa.gov.au.

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Sister Brigade VRVBFB ?

Hi all,

As you can see from the photo it is low fire risk in Cuc Phuong national park. I did a thorough walk around just to be sure, nothing but monkeys!

Cheers, Duncan & Julie Vietnam Rural BFB

Recent additions to the site

Over the last few days the following additions have been made to the web site:

  • More photos.  See Pictures/Pictures 2012.  Hover the mouse over the photos for more details.  Click on the photos to see a screenshow.
  • Training Calendars.  Both the Busselton BFB and FESA LSW calendars are available under Training/2012 Training Courses, together with Joe’s useful assessment & details.  The Course Nomination form is also there if you need it.
  • The 2012 AGM minutes are now available under Organisation/Brigade Minutes.

2012 Winter Training Schedule

Training has now moved to the winter monthly routine.

Dates from now until October are listed under the ‘Training’ tab above.

Look at the item ‘YRVBFB Training Schedule 2012’ for the exact dates.

Aide Memoire: it’s the first tuesday of every month….

2012 AGM Report

This note is from our outgoing Secretary, Duncan Gardner.


The Yallingup Rural AGM ran for a minute under two hours, despite our best efforts to speed it up. It would have been longer if there had not been an Eagles home game! The committee changes are as follows: Duncan has been replaced by Sue Baker as secretary. Mark Fisher is now an FCO, in addition to David Hunt & Mark Standish Duncan & Chris Ayres are now Lieutenants, with Douglas moving to the top of the ladder. Mitch and David T languish in mid-table obscurity. Mitch figures again, adding to his duties as Beer Officer with Social Director. Ciao Carlo. Gerald joins the committee in the new position of Auxiliary coordinator. Also, the irreplaceable Barb is just that. Discussions continue and we hope to have at least part-time help soon. Volunteers required – perhaps an auxiliary?

Many thanks to Swings and Roundabouts for subsidising our post-AGM lunch.


Welcome to the new office bearers and many thanks to those passing on the baton, or should that be the ‘branch’.

2012 AGM

The 2012 AGM will be held at 1100 on Sunday, the 6th of May, at the Fire Shed on Caves Road.

It will be followed by lunch at Swings & Roundabouts – funded by the Brigade.

Partners are welcome to the meeting and/or the lunch: normally the meeting will take about 2 hours.

The Agenda can be found under the Organisation:/Brigade Minutes tab above.