A VFES volunteer wearing Breathing Apparatus

A VFES volunteer wearing Breathing Apparatus

Congratulations to the incredible women and men of the West Swan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade who as always, pulled their weight as part of the awesome team that managed this car fire in a pine plantation on saturday night.

Of course it is terrible that cars are being dumped in the environment at all, but when they are also set alight, those who do this need to be caught and punished to the full extent of the law.

As well as the obvious risk of a devastating bushfire, the volunteers from our amazing bush fire, fire and rescue and fire and emergency services who leave their families in the middle of the night to respond are being exposed to potentially deadly carcinogens from the toxic smoke that comes from vehicle and non-organic fires.

Thank you West Swan – the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) knows that you and other bush fire brigades all over WA respond to many fires that emit potentially toxic smoke all year round.

We are working to change the system so those who find themselves exposed to these dangerous situations can choose to have access to the training and adequate personal safety equipment required.

Congratulations and well done for sharing another valuable insight into the incredible work you and so many other emergency services volunteers do for the Western Australian community 24/7.

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