Brigade to connect with community

Sound Telegraph
Baldivis Fire and Emergency Services lieutenant Brenton Smith.
Camera IconBaldivis Fire and Emergency Services lieutenant Brenton Smith. Credit: Chloe Fraser

Baldivis Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services is opening its doors on Saturday for the brigade’s second annual community open day.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary of operations, the station will show off its equipment and capabilities.

Situated within a unique area incorporating the urban and metro fringe, the brigade is multi-skilled and equipped to deal with a range of incidents including bushfires, house fires, vehicle fires, animal rescues and fire alarms.

Baldivis VFES Lieutenant Brenton Smith said the brigade looked forward to connecting with the community, with displays from WA Police, the State Emergency Service, Volunteer Marine Rescue and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services also on site.

“We would love to share with our amazing community the equipment we have available to us and the commitment and dedication provided by the volunteers to ensure we provide the best service to the residents of Baldivis and surrounds,” he said.

“We are hoping to maintain it as an annual event increasing in size and involvement from other local community emergency services groups.”

The station, on Tranby Drive, is the base for about 59 volunteers ranging in age from 17-75 and is the only emergency service group in Baldivis.

Baldivis VFES also conducts building inspections and provides education to local schools and community groups on a regular basis.

Ahead of the upcoming fire season, residents will also have the chance to talk to DFES volunteers and staff about preparing their properties.

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