A warehouse / factory went up in flames in Camperdown requiring a 3rd alarm response to tackle the blaze. Streets were narrow and high winds were a challenge for firefighters.
The MFB currently has one of their ladder platforms (Car 170) on loan to Fire & Rescue NSW, which is working out of 27 station, Parramatta. The LP was entered into service in the 1990's and has apparently seen action for the MFB, CFA, ACTFR and now FRNSW!
This is a must read. 6 firefighters in Western Australia using 3 appliances defended an exploration camp of 117 men and bulk fuel storage depot against a 160,000 hectare fire - for 24 hours!
The crew from Orchard Hills Rural Fire Brigade recently finished a long running project to upgrade their PPE storage in the engine bay. What used to be a typical hook and peg on the wall is now a flash looking locker setup - thanks to a bit of community spirit and some elbow grease from a few of the firies.
Graeme from South East Media SA was on scene at a silo fire in Mt Gambier where wood chip that was stored in silos caught fire requiring a large scale response from both the SA MFS and CFS. It is believed to have started as a result of a dust explosion.
Fire & Rescue NSW Station 445 Springwood sent in these photos of their new tanker, sporting the new FRNSW "plus" themed livery. This is the first time we've seen the new stickers on this type of appliance. What are your thoughts?
This light rescue prototype was designed after consultation with brigades who determined that a trial of a light appliance as opposed to the traditional large pumper / tanker could be of more benefit in remote locations. The appliance will carry no firefighting equipment, rescue gear only. This allows the appliance to carry out rescue coverage during firefighting operations.
You have *got* to see this challenge. It looks amazing! Teams from around the world recently competed in an amazing firefighter survival challenge held in Portugal and the video they have produced is brilliant. Where do we sign up?!
Firefighters in Western Sydney were called to reports of multiple houses alight in Lurnea. On arrival, crews found a row of three houses to be well alight - two of which were totally destroyed by fire. All three houses suffered significant damage, two had internal collapses during operations.
We get our first look at the results of Fire & Rescue NSW re-branding, which was rumoured to involve new signage and livery for their appliances.