Fired up for games re­turn

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

THINGS are heat­ing up with the Bush Fire Games set for a big re­turn in Septem­ber af­ter a three­year hia­tus.

Games chair Mur­ray Red­mond said with up to 30 teams com­pet­ing and the ad­di­tion of an expo, they were hop­ing to grow the games and demon­strate their skills to vis­i­tors.

“We have 25 teams com­pet­ing from around the metro area and even a few outer metro teams as far away as Bun­bury,” Mr Red­mond said.

“The games haven’t been run for three years and we would en­cour­age all vol­un­teer bush­fire brigades to get in­volved as this is a great way to en­hance skills and form life bonds with mem­bers from other brigades.”

He said the tasks were all ba­sic skills fire­fighter could be re­quired to use when called out to an in­ci­dent.

“This year we are look­ing to go hi-tech with a drone stream­ing the ac­tion as it hap­pens to a large out­door screen,” he said.

There will be an open­ing cer­e­mony, equip­ment dis­plays, food stalls and rides at Hart­field Park Reid Oval, For­rest­field, 10.30am, Satur­day, Septem­ber 23. The games kick off at noon.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d470131

Dun­can Reynolds, David Car­roll, Steve Lake, Dave Sch­wass, Eric Swaby and (front) Chloe O'Neill.

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