With a breathtaking view from an awe-inspiring angle, career firefighter Steve Bart could not think of a better day at work.
Dangling from the Apex Tower — better known as the Marlston Hill Lookout — with equipment he was familiarising himself with, Mr Bart said it was the perfect day for abseiling.
“It was the best view for sure, ” he said.
“Being up there, it really made me aware that Bunbury was getting bigger quickly.
“It’s not a small country town any more.”
Mr Bart, who has been a firefighter for four years, three other Bunbury Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and a station officer chose the beautiful Wednesday last week to familiarise themselves with the equipment they use to protect and save others.
“I was happy to be up there, ” he said.
“It was a great perk of the job.”
While Mr Bart said he would much rather familiarise himself with the equipment than fight fires, he said he loved his job.
“I love providing a service and doing something for the community, ” he said.
Station officer Brian Penman said the training was a way to keep the firefighters’ skills up.
“We’re looking for deep, disused wells to abseil down, ” he said.“If any farmers have one, we’d be happy to hear from them.”