Save the Date! Kalamunda Bush Fire Expo 2016

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Save the Date! Kalamunda Bush Fire Expo 2016

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On a brighter note....we had a visit today from Andrew and Sean from Kalamunda Volunteer Bushfire Brigade who organised a donation of lockers for the Yarloop and Cookernup Brigades....on behalf of both Brigades we thank you both and your Brigade for your assistance over the fires and to the present. I'm sure that everyone would agree that your thoughts and assistance are very much appreciated :)...THANKYOU!!!

The Brigade is saddened to mark the passing of Life Member Peter Madderson. He died after having suffered from ill health for some time. He had just turned 60 years old.

Peter was a stalwart member of Kalamunda Bushfire Brigades during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He joined the Kalamunda East Bushfire Brigade in 1975, in which he served as a Lieutenant during the years 1983-85 and then as Captain during 1986-87. Thereafter he became a Fire Control Officer for the Shire and served for many years as Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer. In 1992 when the East and South Brigades amalgamated Peter became a founding member of the new Kalamunda Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, and he was made a Life Member in 1998. Peter had a number of health issues from the late 1990s and eventually gave away active firefighting in the early 2000s. He and his family moved to South Australia where he lived until his death.

Peter was a big jovial bloke, always ready to tell a joke and have a laugh. He was one of the old school of Bushfire Brigade members – he had a wealth of fire knowledge and experience, and was unflappable at major fires, keeping his head when many others around him lost theirs. He passed on his knowledge to many new recruits, helping to train a generation of new firefighters, particularly at four wheel driving and structural firefighting. He was famous for having his own fleet of fully operational vintage fire appliances and military vehicles, and at major fires when the Brigade’s resources were stretched, Peter would bring out one or more of his own fire vehicles to provide support. He also ran his own “Brigade”, Emergency Response and Fire (ERF), which would provide fire response services at events like Rally Australia and air shows. 

Peter was a tremendous man and our community is much poorer for having lost him. He put in countless hours to the volunteer Bushfire Brigade, the Army Reserve, Military Cadets, and a range of other causes. Our sympathies are with Peter’s wife Tania and daughter Sam. He will be missed.

The Brigade is saddened to mark the passing of Life Member Peter Madderson. He died after having suffered from ill health for some time. He had just turned 60 years old.

Peter was a stalwart member of Kalamunda Bushfire Brigades during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He joined the Kalamunda East Bushfire Brigade in 1975, in which he served as a Lieutenant during the years 1983-85 and then as Captain during 1986-87. Thereafter he became a Fire Control Officer for the Shire and served for many years as Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer. In 1992 when the East and South Brigades amalgamated Peter became a founding member of the new Kalamunda Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, and he was made a Life Member in 1998. Peter had a number of health issues from the late 1990s and eventually gave away active firefighting in the early 2000s. He and his family moved to South Australia where he lived until his death.

Peter was a big jovial bloke, always ready to tell a joke and have a laugh. He was one of the old school of Bushfire Brigade members – he had a wealth of fire knowledge and experience, and was unflappable at major fires, keeping his head when many others around him lost theirs. He passed on his knowledge to many new recruits, helping to train a generation of new firefighters, particularly at four wheel driving and structural firefighting. He was famous for having his own fleet of fully operational vintage fire appliances and military vehicles, and at major fires when the Brigade’s resources were stretched, Peter would bring out one or more of his own fire vehicles to provide support. He also ran his own “Brigade”, Emergency Response and Fire (ERF), which would provide fire response services at events like Rally Australia and air shows.

Peter was a tremendous man and our community is much poorer for having lost him. He put in countless hours to the volunteer Bushfire Brigade, the Army Reserve, Military Cadets, and a range of other causes. Our sympathies are with Peter’s wife Tania and daughter Sam. He will be missed.
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Sean WinterWhen you went to a fire with Maddo you quickly learned that you didn't know nearly as much as you thought you did about fire. The man was a brilliant, brilliant firefighter and I'm deeply saddened by this

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Stephen N Amanda BellRIP Maddo. You were a great mentor and a wonderful gentleman. I had learned so much over the years from you and it is with great sadness that we now have to say goodbye. It was an honour to serve alongside you. You will be missed x

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David KingRest in peace Maddo. A true gentleman and a friend to all.

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Ashleigh MorrowLove you Uncle Pete, your legacy lives on in all of us.

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Terry OgdenSad to read.

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Michael HollandRest in peace "uncle Peter " many many outings with you and my pip. Never forgotten. 😢

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Alan GuiceRIP Peter, a fantastic man and a wealth of knowledge, you will be missed

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Allen ReadFondly remembered🇦🇺 rest in peace Peter

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Verna GalbraithVale Peter so sad to hear the news. Sympathy to family and friends

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Zoella CasottiRest in peace Maddo thoughts are with your family

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Gerhard GiebelRIP Peter, you will be missed.

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Benjamin DayTake it easy mate

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Liz BrownVery sad. Fondly remembered by the Willmott Family.

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Colleen MortonR. I P. Peter. Our thoughts are with Tanya and Sam

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RJ MynorsLoss of one of life's best . Pete did one of the best .impersonation of benny hills MR SCUTTLE. Always be remembered mate

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Great work Kalamunda SES! Hopefully a bit quieter today.

Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade shared Kalamunda State Emergency Service's photo.

Great work Kalamunda SES! Hopefully a bit quieter today.
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Mammoth effort by our troops today with 28 call outs in our community. From sandbagging in the cold on the ground, to bracing the winds tarping broken tiles on roofs and troubleshooting our hill’s solid trees in chainsawing. And not to forget our LHQ support, keeping us in communication throughout the day and on the go with hearty meals in between. Big shout out to and thanks to Swan SES for the extra support in manpower tonight and loaning their lighting tower, to light up our night.

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Mark KailisThanks Guys your all Rock Stars!

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If youre not sure when to call the SES during a storm or flood, refer to this flowchart to help you determine whether to call 000, the SES or your local repairman.

Credit to VICSES, Augusta Margaret River SES (and Swan Communications Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade) for the poster.

If you're not sure when to call the SES during a storm or flood, refer to this flowchart to help you determine whether to call 000, the SES or your local repairman.

Credit to VICSES, Augusta Margaret River SES (and Swan Communications Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade) for the poster.
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