Community thanked for their efforts during Allanson bushfire

On behalf of the Allanson and Collie communities, the Shire of Collie would like to thank and acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved in containing the Allanson fire yesterday.

The Shire would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity and Conservation and Attractions for their efforts and support which ensured minimal losses and disruption for the Allanson community. The Shire would also like to thank the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Department of Child Protection, Collie Police, our local Bush Fire Brigade volunteers and Collie Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Collie SES, local businesses  and Shire of Collie staff for their quick response and commitment to yesterday’s fire.

“The Shire of Collie has a close working relationship with Collie office of DBCA in particular with fire management issues and the experience and professionalism of the Department and support from other organisations including DFES was critical in ensuring yesterday’s fire was contained quickly.” Shire CEO David Blurton said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of volunteer bush fire brigade members and Volunteer Fire and Rescue teams who bravely attended yesterday in very trying conditions” he said. “and special thanks must go to the shires Bushfire Control Officer Julian Martin and Deputy Bushfire Control Officer, Shane Hickson who both did a fantastic job.”

The Shire would also like to praise the way in which the whole community responded to the emergency.