The Flashover admin team is made up from firefighters from all over Australia - and we're always looking to expand! What we need is people spread out over the country who are in some form of firefighting role, be it volunteer or paid, who like to write and would love to join the team.
Last week we launched a great photography challenge with prizes up for grabs from Equipped Responder. With hundreds of entries submitted, these are the winners!
When the fires kicked off in Port Stephens in August 2018, Karl grabbed his mobile coffee van, phoned the local fire control center and organised to be escorted into the staging area. When he got there, he pumped out over 295 free coffees for all the firies as a thank you for their efforts!
With climbs under her belt in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Hayley has her sights set on New York!
As people ran, jumped, swung and crashed their way through the Australian Ninja Warrior course this season, there were competitors from within the Australian firefighting ranks. Meet Cameron Simpson, Firefighter at 085 Chester Hill with Fire & Rescue NSW, who competed last night and made his way through to the semi finals!
You have *got* to see this challenge. It looks amazing! Teams from around the world recently competed in an amazing firefighter survival challenge held in Portugal and the video they have produced is brilliant. Where do we sign up?!
This is certainly not the view we are used to seeing on the news. Redfern firies captured this amazing perspective of the iconic Sydney fireworks as they were stationed up near the bridge.
Devonport Fire Brigade from Tasmania recently competed in the 2017 Australasian Firefighting Championships in Carterton, New Zealand. Fire Stations from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji competed in the championships and Devonport finished 6th overall, making them the highest placing Australian team in the championship, behind 5 New Zealand teams!
We saw this video and just had to reach out to Eynsham station to find out a bit more about it. They have created a great video in memory of the fallen, utilising lengths of dark red hose to represent the poppy flower - a flower which is now recognised as a symbol of remembrance for soldiers who have died during war time. What a great video, well worth having a look at.
On the 14th of October, Firefighters from all over Australia descended on Sydney to raise funds in an effort to help end Motor Neurone Disease. 596 Firefighters climbed the 1,504 steps of Sydney Tower wearing full structural PPE and raised over $573,000 for the cause. We asked firies to send us a few photos and we got *lots*. Come and check out photos of these legends AND the video we put together.