Brigade a State award finalist

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Volunteers gather for a debrief after a joint exercise.
Camera IconVolunteers gather for a debrief after a joint exercise. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times, Sarah Ison

Yallingup Rural Volunteer Bushfire Brigade has made it into the top three finalists for an accolade in the 2018 Firefighting Awards.

Nominated amid 28 other brigades for the Team Achievement Award category, YRVBB was recognised for its strong working relationship between the brigade’s senior officers and the Bushfire Ready community.

Bushfire Ready comprises about 35 street co-ordinators who help distribute information and encourage community preparedness, according to lead Bushfire Ready facilitator Peter Campbell.

Mr Campbell said it was initiatives such as these, along with the brigade’s willingness to attend to incidents outside of their patch that gained them recognition.

“The brigade is absolutely rapt, with something like 28 brigades nominated and us coming out in the top three,” he said.

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“Even if we don’t win, it’s a huge achievement.”

The winner will be announced on September 7 at an award ceremony in Perth.

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