Perth Hills Fire Recovery
In Response to: Devastating bushfires
Location: Perth, WA
27th February- 4th April 2021
EOIS open for:
Wave 3: Sat 13th – Sun 21st March
Wave 4: Sat 20th- Sun 28th March
Wave 5: Sat 27th- Sun 4th April (PENDING)
Are you ready to deploy? Western Australian Team members will be best placed for this operation. However, DRA members around Australia are encouraged to apply.
Donating to this operation will support Disaster Relief Australia volunteers in real and practical ways.
A fire in the Wooroloo area north east of Perth has destroyed at least 86 dwellings, burning approximately 10500 ha of land with a fire perimeter of 136 km. DRA works in the Recovery Phase of the Emergency Management Cycle and our Relief teams are poised to deply to assist with the recovery operations.
DRA and the Minderoo Fire and Flood Resilience Fund have now also stepped up in preparation to help with recovery efforts for the Perth Hills Bushfire. Together with partners, and building on our joint experience with the Black Summer Bushfires around Australia, DRA will be managing a database of specialist volunteers who will be deployed to areas that have been identified as needing assistance.
These volunteers will include Fortescue and Western Force employees, as well as Minderoo Foundation staff who will be helping coordinate logistics and communications with affected residents.
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My name is David Nicolson or better known as “Nico”. This is my first deployment after joining DRA only 6 weeks ago. I live in Canberra with my partner, Amber, and have 5 dogs! (2 x Border Collies, 1 x Kelpie, 1 x Ridgeback and 1 x Shar Pei Pitbull) When I was younger...
I am seriously impressed with DRA. And I loved my first deployment. We made such an impact to community resident Janet. We made her cry in a way that "I haven't cried in over 11 years." From their good humour and easy organisation, DRA have everything possibly sorted,...
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