New wheels for local volunteer bush fire brigades

Published on Monday, 6 December 2021 at 9:00:10 AM

Two local volunteer bush fire brigades have received a boost ahead of the bush fire season, with both the Jarrahdale and Serpentine brigades handed the keys to two new light tanker vehicles.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Cr Michelle Rich said the new fire-fighting appliances were a significant addition prior to the bushfire season.

“These light tankers are state of the art vehicles and will be great assets to the Jarrahdale and Serpentine Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades in their efforts to protect our community over the bushfire season,” Cr Rich said.

“More than 95% of our Shire is declared bushfire prone, so it is crucial our firefighting teams are equipped with the best possible resources.”

The new light tankers replace the brigades’ previous 14-year-old vehicles and include the latest technology and enhanced safety features such as a deluge system for crew protection, automated vehicle location function, radiant heat shield and in-cab air units.

Purchasing of the vehicles was funded through the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Emergency Services Levy.

“I would like to thank the support we have received from the State Government through Emergency Services Levy for providing our local brigades with these vital resources,” Cr Rich said.

“Through this support we can grow a safer community, together.”

Members from each brigade are currently undertaking training on the appliances.

The Shire began firebreak compliance inspections on 1 December 2021, with the Prohibited Burning Period coming into effect on the same date.

For more information on preparing your property for the threat of bushfire, visit:

Back to All News