When training becomes reality - Governors Bay RFB were out training on a cold and wet night when they were responded to a car down an embankment. Looks like pretty average conditions to be performing a rescue!
We had a chat with the guys from Nar Nar Goon CFA station about their role in the local community. They are a volunteer station and run a "pumper/tanker" which is an old tanker retrofitted to act as a pumper and a rescue appliance. They attend around 300+ calls a year, half of that being rescue incidents.
We spoke with FRNSW USAR about a recent incident they attended in a car park, which damaged structural components of the building above. "Upon arrival the team liaised with a structural engineer who confirmed that integrity was compromised ... "
062 Bankstown have leveled up and unlocked a bunch of new equipment!
Whoa! Watch this incredible video out of Iron Mountain, Michigan. "The Store Gas Station" with an adjoining burger king was alight and as fire crews were working, a portion of the wall and roof collapses trapping one firefighting under the burning debris.
Tapanui Volunteer Fire Brigade were damned if they were going to let a snowed in mountain stop them from answering the call.
FRNSW firies were called to a rescue incident at the Australian Hotel and Brewery in Rouse Hill, where a three year old boy was trapped inside a soft toy vending machine.
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).
Have you got a unique locker storage configuration? How about this lazy Susan setup!
An amazing rescue was undertaken in the northern parts of NSW on Tuesday the 7th of February, where an excavator rolled into a adjacent dam - trapping the occupant under the machine and beneath the water.