When the fires kicked off in Port Stephens in August 2018, Karl grabbed his mobile coffee van, phoned the local fire control center and organised to be escorted into the staging area. When he got there, he pumped out over 295 free coffees for all the firies as a thank you for their efforts!
Firies at 475 Uralla, 205 Armidale and Digging RFB were called to a house fire in the early hours of the morning and arrived to find smoke and fire through the roof. The trouble was, it was bloody freezing. Literally.
NSW RFS and Fire & Rescue NSW were both on scene for a persons reported house fire involving rescues. A huge effort by local emergency services on this one.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The crews over in Western Australia have had some pretty difficult conditions over the last few days – but this one is certainly something different.The crew from Dunsborough Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade turned out to a re-ignition of a previous fire and arrived to find an area of bush alight – in the howling wind and rain!
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.