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).

Photos: Amazing photos and story of bushfires in WA

Our second significant bushfire within the last week in the Margaret River region. This one at Rosa Brook this afternoon got going with strong winds fueling the blaze. The fire was spotting several hundred metres ahead of the fire front and crowning in the trees.