Watch as a helicopter conducting firefighting operations in Portugal finishes a refill and strikes power lines on the way back to the fireground. It’s hard to see in the video, but apparently the lines dropped close to the people in the boat.
Firefighter: Ok Boss, I’ve got this idea for a drill session. We’ll get a bunch of cages and link them together, then set fire to a heap of stuff inside them. Once that’s happening, the guys can run through in full PPE and see if, well, they can make it out the other side?
Boss: Make it happen.
Across the ditch, Rural and Urban fire services are coming together under one name, Fire and Emergency New Zealand. The new name brings with it a change of roles, responsibilities and powers but on top of that – a new logo!
Tawa VFB were contacted and asked if they could bring one of their fire appliances to a “family day” for James as he likes diggers and trucks, instead they brought all three. Thanks to the combined efforts of a whole host of people, they were able to bring a little bit of Disneyland to James!
Drone footage reveals the utter devastation left behind by Portugal’s deadly wildfires.
WARNING: Some people may find the following footage disturbing. In a series of video clips, Humraz Jaan filmed parts of the operations at Grenfell towers. At times, Humraz and other bystanders can be heard screaming to people in the building asking what floor they are on and telling them to protect themselves.