There were large scale bushfires in Sydney this April with crews from both Fire + Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire service attending - by the hundreds. One NSW RFS crew from Mount Hunter Rural Fire Brigade were working on a sector within the Holsworthy fire and protecting infrstructure when a large male Koala came out of the bush, looking shocked and distressed.
Firefighters required the assistance of police rescue, specifically a shield, to combat a police car alight on the M7 in Western Sydney.
102 Regentville from FRNSW were called to Avida RV at Emu Plains for reports of an "alarm operating". The incident was upgraded to a structure fire 4th alarm as a large column of smoke could be seen by crews responding to the incident.
The Go Health Lunch Bar was up in flames in Western Australia, with heavy smoke found on arrival. There were difficulties gaining access into the property, so the crews used a somewhat unconventional entry method.
You have got to see the vertical climb on one of these diamond pythons. Absolutely amazing - yet terrifying!
A grandmother, mother and baby were suddenly awoken to loud noises in their caravan and called for help. Shoalhaven Heads brigade in the NSW RFS were responded at 3am to an "assist public" call. When they asked comms for more info they got "from the informant, reports that there is a possum trapped in their caravan, going crazy and destroying everything.... uh, over”
77 St Marys fire station from Fire &/+ Rescue NSW have released this fantastic video of an internal offensive attack at a house fire - shown through the eyes of a thermal imaging camera.
Agencies from NSW and the ACT responded to reports of a fire in a waste management facility. It's great to see adjoining fire services working side by side!
This new bulk water boasts an impressive hydraulic arm to lower a 'portadam' container from the side of the appliance, allowing firefighters to safely lower the dam and deploy it without having to drag it off the appliance. A back saving feature for sure!
Multiple agencies were responded to reports of a horse in a dam in Western Sydney. Crews arrived to find an old horse well and truly in a steep dam and unable to get out. The horse was sedated by a local vet and all agencies assisted in the rescue effort, which took over an hour to complete. It's great to see the planning and effort that goes into the rescuing of animals, not to mention multiple agencies working together to get the job done.