Fire has destroyed what was once the “Wandin Valley Bush Fire Brigade” station from the historic Australian TV drama, A Country Practice. The shed was fully involved when crews from both the NSW RFS and FRNSW arrived, with several vehicles, boats and farm machinery housed within.
Crews from Regentville, Cranebrook, Mount Druitt, Penrith, St Mary’s and Parramatta were all responded to a persons reported house fire in Cambridge Gardens. On arrival crews found heavy fire conditions and conducted a rapid search for the occupant.
It’s time for the next round of Flashover Photography Challenges! So whip out that phone, camera or GoPro and send us your best shot. The theme this time around will be: Flames!
Check out the page above for details and how to enter. NSW dominated the challenge last time, let’s see if any other states can cut the mustard.
Just have a look at this beast of an appliance. Custom designed by a team of people in the Waitakere community and Auckland Rural Fire, WAIT7711 is a force to be reckoned with! Packing a whole range of equipment and abilities, this would be an amazing asset to any fire district.
Illawarra Police Rescue Squad were first arriving to a fire south of Sydney recently and deployed their drone for evidence gathering and observations. They released the video which shows a large pile of dumped rubbish alight which has spread to the surrounding grass and bushland. Great clip of P474 arriving and getting to work.
Getting new gear can sometimes be a battle, particularly for volunteer stations – but the local community has pitched in by supporting Pirongia RFB’s local raffle’s, sale days and fundraisers. This has allowed them to raise the funds to purchase a whole range of scene lighting options and they are pretty bloody nifty! There’s even a sweet bonus breakdancing video!
George Mirage Beotich made his way out to the Agnes Banks fire, north west of Sydney. The fire was heavily resourced from both FRNSW and the NSW RFS and whilst the MCC-A was in attendance, he was able to get some interior and exterior photos!
A fire has destroyed a large fish factory and aircraft hanger in Haast, New Zealand. Helicopters with monsoon buckets were called in to assist the local fire station with the fire, which involved putting out other helicopters. The building housed aircraft, fishing machinery and bulk chemical storage which presented multiple issues for the arriving crews.
Whoa! Jesse Tonge captured this amazing video of Thor on a mission whilst at the Summer Cloud Bay fire in southern NSW. Have a look at the cross winds she was under!
Hats off to those pilots, they do amazing work.
More great footage coming from ‘Mr Aussie Man’ capturing the large bushfire in Kurnell, Sydney. These two videos show ‘raw’ vision of the fire with crews from both FRNSW and the NSW RFS working throughout the night to extinguish it. There was a significant amount of resources from both agencies in attendance. If you know a station or firie who went to this incident, tag away!