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Flashover provides a central location for Australian firefighters to showcase the hard work and dedication required to keep Australia safe. Regardless if you are career, part time, on call or volunteer – if you’re involved in firefighting in Australia, you’re part of Flashover.

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Firefighting & Operations

Latrobe Fire Station’s Custom Cleveland Lay Setup

Latrobe Fire Station in Tasmania show off their great custom Cleveland Lay setup. They are running dual Cleveland lays on their appliance, with custom made shoulder straps. In addition to those custom straps, they had custom bags designed and made to use for structural firefighting.

Photos: Service station alight in Windsor, NSW

On the 27th of April, multiple 000 calls were received to a petrol station alight in Windsor, NSW. A corvette had finished filling with petrol and when the owner started the car next to the bowser, it erupted into flames.

Video: Jump onboard with FRNSW 027 for a working structure fire

On the 27th of April, FRNSW stations 027 Parramatta and 067 Baulkham Hills were responded to reports of a house fire in Winston Hills, Sydney. As crews were responding, the incident was upgraded to a 2nd alarm structure fire.

Photos: 1 House, 9 cars and a boat destroyed by fire

On March 5th, 2019, multiple 000 calls were received to a grass fire in Plunkett Road, Cedar Creek QLD. As appliances were responding, the incident was upgraded to a car fire, then subsequently a house fire.

Fantastic photos from NSW Strike Team

NSW RFS Strike Teams were recently deployed to the Catarrh Creek Road fire near Torrington and Andrew Flakelar from Belrose Rural Fire Brigade photographed some stunning images of the campaign. These capture some great operational activity, along with a more personable side not often seen in fireground photos. Great stuff.

DFES WA Launches instagram with stunning collection of photos

Western Australia's Department of Fire & Emergency Services has launched their Instagram presence with a bang. We were lucky enough to grab a bunch of their photos before they went up, take a look at these shots. . They - are - fantastic.

Appliances & Aviation

All aboard the brand new NSW RFS Woronora Boat Bravo

The boat is rated for 8 firefighters at any one time and boasts an impressive arsenal of firefighting and water-based capabilities - including sonar, FLIR, Dopler radar and drone inputs.

502L – The Technical Rescue Unimog at Roma St Fire Station

The Unimog is a 2 seat 4WD technical rescue appliance, stationed at Roma St Queensland, which has been kitted out to service the need for swift water rescue, vertical rescue and search and rescue.

DFES WA Launches instagram with stunning collection of photos

Western Australia's Department of Fire & Emergency Services has launched their Instagram presence with a bang. We were lucky enough to grab a bunch of their photos before they went up, take a look at these shots. . They - are - fantastic.

Photos: Mount Compass fire, South Australia

The Mount Compass fire in South Australia kept crews busy as fire ripped through grass and scrub. At one point the CFS issued an emergency warning as the fire threatened several houses.

Photos: Amazing Canadian appliance wrapped for Remembrance Day

We came across a photo of a Canadian pumper wrapped for Remembrance Day - and we had to find out more! Reaching out to the Brantford Fire Department all the way up there, we asked how this masterpiece came to be.

Photos & Video: FRNSW, ACTFR use ARFF tender at scrapyard fire

FRNSW 428 Queanbeyan were responded to the Beard industrial estate in the ACT to a reports of a building fire. On arrival they found a large metal recycling yard on fire, with a number of explosions emanating from within.

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502L – The Technical Rescue Unimog at Roma St Fire Station

The Unimog is a 2 seat 4WD technical rescue appliance, stationed at Roma St Queensland, which has been kitted out to service the need for swift water rescue, vertical rescue and search and rescue.

Health & Wellbeing

Video: Are you doing #1504 for MND?

Are you up for the #1504forMND challenge? See what's involved and help support this amazing event and very worthy cause.