Firefighters urge readiness ahead of summer

Two Rocks firefighters doing training.
Two Rocks firefighters doing training.

Firefighters from the Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade did a hazard reduction burn on an Oregano Drive property recently.

Brigade captain Jeff Hord said they burnt off 25 grass trees in about two-and-a-half hours, using their two fire trucks.

‘Burning grass trees is a good way to get our new recruits up to speed with training, get them fire ground ready and it also gives crews a refresher on our trucks,’ he said.

‘Hazard reduction burns reduce fuel loads in the area for a lower fire risk in summer.

‘The new fire season may be the worst yet as temperatures were high this winter.

‘We urge people in rural areas to prepare, making sure all fire breaks have been cleared and grass and weeds slashed.’

To see more photos, visit the Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade’s Facebook page or to join the brigade, call 0427 026 000.