Bunbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue services hosted seven brigades

Bunbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service recently hosted the first Fire Brigade competition for nearly 12 months on February 21

Seven other brigades, from as far as Northam and Albany, made the effort to head to Bunbury's first demonstration of the year.

Teams competed in several dry work and wet work events, which ran throughout the day against the other volunteer brigades.

Based on over 100 years of traditional firefighting methods, competitors compete against themselves, other teams and the clock.

Bunbury head coach Nathan Loton said the Bunbury team had seven new competitors join and he was impressed by the teamwork of the group which had a mix of old and new members.

With the events consisting of four competitors, Bunbury featured the only all female team coming up against other Mixed and Male teams, with other events having new squad members complete the drill for the first time.

Travelling brigades also included their juniors, joining in events with their senior members, bringing a family element to the day.

"The willingness of our team to try different positions in the drills and master the technical side of the task, before gaining the speed is a must," Loton said.

"No one put a foot wrong and all the events were completed in a fast pace with no disqualifications occurring to the team.

"This places our team in a good position leading into the State Open event coming up in Fremantle over the Labour Day long weekend."