news - january 2015

Fire Brigades · Black Saturday Survival Lessons


This article is based on official reports, including forensic material not yet publicly available. Those who have taken on the responsibility of Bush Fire Ready education have been asked to disseminate the lessons, if not the gritty detail, from these reports. Hopefully this will trigger discussion and debate, improve effective involvement by the community.

Article: Black Saturday Survival Lessons..

West Gidge Fire Brigade page..

East Gidge Fire Brigade page..

Progress Association · Newsletter January 2015


Newsletter January 2015..

Progress Association page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter January 2015


Newsletter January 2015..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Netball Club · Registration Day 2015 Winter Season


Registration day at Percey Cullen Oval (Recreation Centre) on (Thursday) 19th February 2015, 3.30 to 5.30 pm.



Children born in 2009 and before are eligible to play. All past and new players welcome.

For more information contact Lisa on 9572 9201.

- Information Sheet..
- Registration Form..

Netball Club page..

Fire Brigades · Private Fire Unit Guidelines


Private fire units can take many forms, from a simple trailer-mounted tank, pump and hose to decommissioned fire units. "Slip-on" units for utes/traybacks are the most common type in many rural areas. Any such unit can be better than having nothing, particularly when protecting you own property is concerned, and in initial attack on nearby/neighbours' fires.

However, there are significant risks to the users if they don't ensure that they are fit for purpose, don't use them sensibly, and if the users themselves don't wear adequate protective clothing.

Read more..

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