Further to my email about the standpipe at Green Park Road to be fixed by the Shire, Pete queries if the Rosneath (McLaren Ridge) one has been fixed as there had been no water in the tank supplying it when it was checked during an exercise on the training night of Tuesday 3 January.
I forgot to mention, before training last Tuesday, I also checked this standpipe and the tank has water in it and the standpipe is now working. It is the first double standpipe I have seen. It is a T shape with a central pipe with a lever control valve on it and a T cross pipe on top with a control valve on each end. When I was there, the 2 cross pipe valves were opened so when I turned on the control valve on the central pipe (it was not locked) water poured from both ends of the T shaped standpipe . So when we first go there to get water if both ends are still open you will need to drive the truck under one and get on the roof to turn off the control valve for this end and then go and get your water from the other end.
Or else have a shower at the same time.
This link will take you to some interesting before and after prictures showing the effect of the Margaret River Fire.
Just a comment that the thankyou letter also thanks families and employers of those who went to the fire. Perhaps fire fighters should pass this thanks on? The generosity of the self employeed fire fighters and effect on their family finances is never sufficiently acknowedged.-Annie Palmer
FESA CEO Wayne Gregson has written to volunteer brigades thanking them for their work. The letter follows:
The following letter seeks feedback on the Maragaret River Fire. The deadline for comments is January 12, 2012.
There will be a celebrity charity cricket match Saturday, January 21 on a newly created cricket pitch at the corner of Wildwood and Commonage roads. Money raised will go to support local causes including the local volunteer fire brigades. The brigade will be helping to manage gold coin parking. The pitch is part of the Rivendell property.
The event will involve a group of six-a-side cricket teams captained by sporting personalities taking each other on in a day-long round-robin event.