FIREFIGHTING & OPERATIONS

4 stations defend town from 55,000 HA fire

A number of fires were started by lightning strikes on Wednesday near Nullagine, Western Australia. Pushed along by winds and dry conditions, the fires combined the next day to form a single 55,000 hectare fire!

Video: Firefighters Use Power Saws To Make Entry To Sydney Industrial...

Heavy fire involved a large industrial dumpster along with surrounding materials, with flames threatening factories on either side of the fire. Crews used power saws and ground ladders to make access to the secured premises, scaling fences and cutting down gates.

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APPLIANCES & AVIATION

Photos: Brand new pumper for Red Cliffs, VIC

Replacing a 25 year old pumper, Red Cliffs CFA station has taken delivery of a brand new Scania which brings with it a host of advancements for the station.

Photos: Aldinga Beach CFS receive new pumper

The new pumper is the first of 3 new appliances built by the CFS, which shares the same same design as the new CFA medium pumpers - just built on the Isuzu cab chassis. Aldinga Beach Pumper is the first one to make it out to a station and by all accounts, it's fantastic.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

TRAINING & DRILLS

Win 2 tickets to the firies climb for MND After Party!

Flashover has 2 tickets to give away to the Firefighters Climb for Motor Neurone Disease After Party at the Ivy Hotel on Saturday the 20th of October, valued at $70!

VIDEOS

NZ Fire Service creates interactive VR house fire

As the fire rapidly grows and the room flashes over, the user is presented with questions like "Should you pick up the gaming console?" or "Should you get your car keys?" as they try and navigate their way out of the house. Watching the temperature indicator rise and fire begin to roll down the hallway, decisions need to be made to make it out alive. All this in the New Zealand Fire Services' new VR House fire!

INTERVIEWS