The Mundijong Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade are better equipped to manage the upcoming bushfire season after taking ownership of a new bulk water carrier last month.

The 12.2 water carrier can hold 12,000 litres of water, far greater than the older tanker it is replacing, and is a great step forward in improving bulk water tanker operability during an emergency.

This vehicle, funded by the Emergency Services Levy and the first of its kind produced by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Operational Fleet Project, has been well received by the volunteers including current Captain, Jason White and is ready for service during the upcoming bushfire season.

The Mundijong Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade has been serving the community since 1981 and has a current membership of 66 members.

Ahead of bushfire season, residents who live in, or near the bush, are reminded to prepare their property and have a Bushfire Plan.

Visit www.firechat.wa.gov.au for more information on preparing a Bushfire Plan and how to keep your family safe this summer.

The Shire’s Firebreak and Fuel Hazard Reduction Notice 2019/20 is also available on the Shire’s website at www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/what-we-do/emergency-services/fire/