Emergency services personnel from the Fire and Emergency Service (DFES), Department of Parks and Wildlife, and State Emergency Service and Salvation Army Emergency Service (SAES) bravely endeavored to control the bushfires that raged through thousands of hectares of the Yanchep National Park and surrounding areas north of Perth. The fires came dangerously close to residential areas with residents being evacuated for their safety.
The Yanchep community is part of the city of Wanneroo where the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir is situated. BAPS volunteers assisted the relief efforts by serving over 1,000 hot vegetarian meals to the fire fighters and supporting volunteers.
BAPS volunteers prepared the meals and packed them in takeaway containers to serve to the frontline teams.