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Wee Jasper
Volunteer
Bushfire Brigade

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What we do...
The Wee Jasper Volunteer Bushfire Brigade works hard year-round to protect the district from Bushfires and is the unofficial local emergency service, helping the area to recover from all manner of disasters, both natural and man caused!

We gained some unfortunate notoriety in January/February 2003 when we spent a full 31 days fighting our end of the McIntyre's Hut Fire which started just a few metres outside our southern brigade boundary in National Park and joined with other fires in the Brindabellas to run into the edge suburbs of Canberra. We also spent the last couple of weeks of that time fighting a second fire known as the Childowla Fire which was seriously threatening our valley from the Northwest.

Of course, we could not have survived fires of this size without an incredible flow of fire crews and support personnel from elsewhere in Yass Shire and also from a large number of other Fire Districts - many many thanks to you all...


What if Volunteer Firefighters did not volunteer?

How we do it...
The Wee Jasper Volunteer Bushfire Brigade is entirely funded by donations and our various fundraising efforts. We kindly request that every Landholder in our district donate $50 per household and farmers donate $30 per 1000 sheep or 100 cattle.
We would also gratefully receive any other donations, no matter how large!. All these funds go directly to the purchase and maintenance of vehicles and equipment vital to our work in protecting the homes and properties of the district.

We are equipped with an ageing "Category 1" tanker (a full size tanker holding 3040L of water and a crew of 6), a more recent "Category 7" Isuzu tanker (a small 4WD tanker holding 1515L of water and a crew of 3) and a "Category 9" Fast Response 4WD (Landcruiser Ute with 450L of water and a crew of 2). We also share a newer "Category 1" Group tanker with our three neighbouring Brigades (Cavan, Fairlight and The Mullion)


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