Firies on hunt for new members

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service's Michael Lawrence, Thomas Kingston, Sharon Van Gruening and Michael Whitelaw urge people to think about taking up the volunteering cause.
Camera IconManjimup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service's Michael Lawrence, Thomas Kingston, Sharon Van Gruening and Michael Whitelaw urge people to think about taking up the volunteering cause. Credit: Picture: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Fire season may be behind us, but firefighters are calling on people to become volunteers.

Manjimup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service member Michael Whitelaw said they were always looking for new members.

“We don’t have a season, we’re always prepared,” Mr Whitelaw said.

“We train all year round to always be at the ready in case of an emergency.”

He said volunteering provided a sense of accomplishment, camaraderie and also gave members valuable skills.

Volunteer Thomas Kingston said any time was a good time to join the service.

“Our job doesn’t finish at the end of the fire season,” Mr Kingston said. “We don’t have a season, we’re all year round.”

He added volunteers still had to be prepared for house fires, chimney fires, car crashes and other emergencies.

Manjimup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service is also celebrating the refurbishment of their equipment trailer.

The overhaul, which included power and lights, was made possible through a donation by Manjimup Toyota.

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