Category: On Scene

On scene with Australian fire brigades for interesting, technical, challenging or large scale incidents. If you have an incident you would like to submit, email incidents@flashover.com.au or get in touch with us on facebook!

On Scene : Firies from Bunbury VFB flown in for large bush fire

We spoke with Bunbury VFB from Western Australia about a recent out of area deployment they went on, flown in to work on a large bush fire burning in the Pilbara.

They battled long nights, hot weather, deteriorating conditions and huge distances on foot. Sounds like a lot of hard yakka by all those crews working that fire. Some great photos attached to this one as well!

421 Mermaid Pools 2017

Mermaid Pools host 8 separate multi-agency rope rescues

So after a size up, our first priority is to lower a firefighter to the base of the cliff to commence first aid on the patient. Depending on injuries, weather conditions and other factors – extrication will be by a helicopter winch, a haul and recovery from the top of the 8 metre cliff, or from the top of 30 metre cliff using the Arizona Vortex off Rescue 8 (Liverpool).