Category: Rescue

RFS Light Rescue - Alysha Springett

Photos & Video: NSW RFS Light Rescue Prototype

This light rescue prototype was designed after consultation with brigades who determined that a trial of a light appliance as opposed to the traditional large pumper / tanker could be of more benefit in remote locations. The appliance will carry no firefighting equipment, rescue gear only. This allows the appliance to carry out rescue coverage during firefighting operations.

Photos: Unruly possum trashes caravan – requires fire brigade

A grandmother, mother and baby were suddenly awoken to loud noises in their caravan and called for help. Shoalhaven Heads brigade in the NSW RFS were responded at 3am to an “assist public” call. When they asked comms for more info they got “from the informant, reports that there is a possum trapped in their caravan, going crazy and destroying everything…. uh, over”

Horse Rescue - Connor Lambert

Photos: Multi agency response for large animal rescue

Multiple agencies were responded to reports of a horse in a dam in Western Sydney. Crews arrived to find an old horse well and truly in a steep dam and unable to get out. The horse was sedated by a local vet and all agencies assisted in the rescue effort, which took over an hour to complete.  It’s great to see the planning and effort that goes into the rescuing of animals, not to mention multiple agencies working together to get the job done.

FRNSW 421 - Cow rescue

Photos: NSW firies get muddy in 3 hour animal extrication

A property owner had been excavating a dam when a large and pregnant cow walked into the mud and became stuck. The call went out to FRNSW 421 Picton around 19:15 hours and marked the beginning of what would be a 3 hour extrication effort – using one of Sydney’s latest specialist rescue appliances – Technical Rescue 008.