Bunbury fire crew crowned 2017 state C grade champions

The Bunbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service crew were crowned C class state champions for the second year running.
The Bunbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service crew were crowned C class state champions for the second year running.

Bunbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service have celebrated back-to-back wins at the WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Association state championships. 

Competing across the Easter long-weekend, the Bunbury crew were crowned champion brigade in the C class category for the second year running. 

Held at Gilbert Fraser Reserve in North Fremantle, Bassendean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service were the A class champion brigade while South Hedland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service were best in the B class.

WATCH: The Bunbury crew in action.

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson said the long-running championships were a testament to the important contribution volunteer firefighters make to Western Australia.

“No matter what the situation, incident or hazard, volunteer firefighters display an outstanding focus and dedication that leaves the community in awe of what they do,” Commissioner Gregson said.

“These championships highlight the commitment of volunteer firefighters to continuously enhancing their skills to assist and protect the people of Western Australia.” 

Commissioner Gregson said the event had also been an opportunity for volunteer firefighters to share their knowledge and experiences. 

In all more than 150 firefighters from 23 teams across WA took part in the 114th edition of the annual event. 

For more information about the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Servicess visit dfes.wa.gov.au.