The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) provided support at one of the more unusual emergency call-outs they have attended in recent times: A mulch fire, in Oldbury, WA.

The smouldering fire took some time to dampen – and the RRT were on-hand to support the Department of Emergency and Fire Services (DEFS) responders in attendance.


Brethren charity RRT provided support at a recent fire emergency in Oldbury WA

RRT volunteers provide catering support at the Oldbury mulch fire


Staffed by a dozen volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, RRT served hot meals and refreshments to crews fighting the fire.

The fire resulted in smoke and traffic alerts for the area, just south of Perth (WA).


RRT support Oldbury mulch fire WA

The mulch fire smoulders away


RRT supports hundreds of flood, fire and drought rescue efforts each year, and also assists the healthcare system through donating food boxes and other assistance where required.

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church established RRT in 2013 to express its principles of care and compassion.

Globally, the Brethren charity has more than 14,500 volunteers and operates in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, the United States, Canada and Germany.