In preparation for the bush fire season the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade provided a little refresher training for our MR Driver Licence members, now ready to support in fire appliance transfers as required. Honk Honk!
In the lead up to summer and the bush fire season, DFES has a series of educational games for kids around bush fire behaviour and being bush fire ready on their website. If you've got some budding young fire fighters at home have a look at Bushfire Patrol!
About Bushfire Patrol The Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) Bushfire Patrol program’s focus is on bushfire education in schools within the southwest land division of Western Australia (WA); and has been jointly funded through DFES and the Attorney General’s Department, Natural Disaster…
The KVBFB is happy to assist research into greater understanding of arson and other fire setting behaviours in WA. It would greatly assist understanding of this behaviour if people would read the following and respond to the survey.
My name is Struan Graham and I am" an honours student in a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice degree at Edith Cowan University. I am completing a research project on firesetting and fire interest, which forms part of the requirements of my degree. This project aims to develop an understanding of society’s use of fire and why people may choose to engage in firesetting behaviours. This project has been approved by ECU’s Human Research Ethics Committee.
Additionally, if you have any questions about the research project, or require further information, you can contact the following: Student Researcher: Struan Graham Email: email@example.com
Supervisor: Dr James McCue Phone: (08) 6304 5469 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if wish to speak with an independent person about this research project, you can contact: Dr Matt Styles Chair, WAAPA and Arts AND Humanities Ethics Subcommittee Phone: (08) 9370 6065 Email: email@example.com Yours sincerely, Struan Graham ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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
3 months ago · 11
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
3 months ago · 3
David KingRest in peace Maddo. A true gentleman and a friend to all.