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