August 22nd, 2013
The City of Wanneroo Fire Service and Department of Fire and Emergency Services carried out a State Bushfire exercise today (August 21), involving a simulated Level 2 bushfire.
Chief Fire Officer Phil Hay said the DFES training drill occurred annually and this year one of the incidents was in the north coastal region, controlled at the City’s Quinns Rocks Fire Station in Clarkson.
“The idea of the exercise is to test the State’s readiness to any major bushfire that could occur during our summer months,” Mr Hay said.
“We feed the teams scenarios throughout the day of things that could happen, which tests how they would respond with things such as resourcing, communication and community evacuation sessions.”
Wanneroo Deputy Mayor Laura Gray visited the Quinns Rocks Fire Station with CEO Daniel Simms to assess how the local government arrangements would unfold in such an event.
The north coast incident was one of two occurring simultaneously in the metropolitan area, with a Level 3 bushfire in the Perth hills. Regional exercises also took place in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Narrogin.
“Having two metropolitan incidents on the same day adds a significant amount of complexity to the testing of the State’s ability to manage the response effort,” Mr Hay said.
“But it also allows the maximum amount of exposure and practice for personnel involved in a bushfire.”
November 7th, 2010
The Brigade would like to welcome 8 new recruits to our ranks after completion of their Fire Fighting Course this weekend!
The recruits will now undergo a rigorous probationary period before being able to respond with first crews to any incidents over summer.
Thanks go to all involved in the training of a total of 17 new members (9 of which will join Wanneroo Fire Support) which included the challenge of appliances being called away to 2 incidents during the weekend!
October 2nd, 2010
The new Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Station will be officially opened today by the Mayor of the City of Wanneroo, Jon Kelly.
After more than 5 years of lobbying and construction spanning over some 2 years, the brigade is excited to have a new base of operation to take them into the future. The move from what was a large garden shed at Gumblossom Reserve in Quinns Rocks (pictured below) to a new purpose built facility has enabled the brigade to continue to grow in numbers and allowed the location of all 4 fire appliances in the local area for the first time.
The construction of the station would not have been possible without funding from the State Government of Western Australia and Emergency Management Australia (Fed Govt), along with a large number of donations from individuals and companies here in Western Australia. This, along with the tireless work of brigade members (volunteers), council and local FESA staff has resulted in a state-of-the-art facility built to serve the local community for many years to come.
A gallery of the construction phases of the new station can be viewed by clicking here
September 30th, 2010
Welcome to the new Quinns Rocks BFB Website. With the opening of our new station in a few days, we thought it apt that we launch our new site for all to see!
Thanks must go to Sam at Flamingcow Design for all the time she has put into building this new site for us at no cost! Head on over to her site via the link at the bottom of the page to see what they are all about!
Stay tuned here as we add more information and pictures over the coming weeks!