New firies hit the ground running

Dale Wright, Scott Brosens, Cam Mair, Luke Harben, Daniel Barnard and Glen Underhay. |Picture: Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
Dale Wright, Scott Brosens, Cam Mair, Luke Harben, Daniel Barnard and Glen Underhay. |Picture: Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

SIX of the State’s newest firefighter recruits hail from the northern suburbs.

Dale Wright, of Kinross, Scott Brosens, of Tapping, Cam Mair, of Heathridge, Luke Harben, of Duncraig, Daniel Barnard, of Landsdale and Glen Underhay, of Marangaroo, were among the 23 recruits who graduated on Friday.

The graduates undertook an intensive 17-week career firefighting course conducted by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The course included training in road crash rescue, structural firefighting, bush and vegetation firefighting, urban search and rescue, hazardous materials and community safety.

The graduates will be on active duty from this week at metropolitan fire stations as well as regional areas.

Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis congratulated the recruits on reaching the milestone.

‘They have made a decision to serve the people of Western Australia and undertake a job that is often highly challenging but also extremely rewarding,’ he said.

‘With an intensive period of training behind them, they are well prepared to join their colleagues, just ahead of August, which is historically the busiest and highest risk time for house fires.’

DFES holds two firefighter recruit courses each year.