We spoke with 426 Perisher Valley Fire Station about their staffing, appliances and setup through the winter season. Have a look at the gear they have for getting around in the snow!
Not many stations out there can show off timber floors in their engine bay! Have a look at the great station that Mt Barker VFRS runs over in WA. It was built in the 60's and shows off a real sense of pride in what they do.
We caught up with the crew from Newman VFRS in Western Australia and chewed the fat about their stations, what appliances they run and what a typical year is like for the crew over in WA. There's also some great photography coming out of these guys, so well done!
Located around 90 kilometers from Katherine in the Northern Territory, Pine Creek Fire Station operates within the Pine Creek fire district, a "2 mile radius" from the center of Pine Creek - which happens to be the local police station. What a great example of locals pitching in to help their community. With their closest support coming from nearly an hour away, these guys do it to protect their patch. Well done!
We have a few specialist roles, one of which is Ground Observing We also perform gas flare-offs, hazmat response and technical rescue which involves steep and high-angle rescue, confined space rescue and trench rescue.
We run a UT 3.4 - Urban Tanker, 3 thousand litre, 4 wheel drive Isuzu truck and a Landrover Light Tanker that can crew 4 as it tows a Rescue Trailer for Road Crash. We attend structure fires, landscape fires, Road Crash Rescue, HAZMAT, DBA's and special services. We are trained in RCR, Structure fire (internal and external), Landscape fire, HAZMAT, Breathing Apparatus and a range of other skills.
Manning 3 appliances, FRNSW 472 has a lot of responsibility! Aerial Pumper (AP472), a Mercedes Benz class 2 (P472) and a CAFS Water Tanker (T472) are all stationed at 472, who are classed as a secondary rescue station, along with being trained in using the new HyTrans bulk water system.
We spoke with Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade about their interesting history, being both a Bush Fire Brigade and a Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service....
The Country Fire Service (CFS) Hermitage Brigade, situated in the locality of Upper Hermitage, was established in late 1975 by locals and land owners...
We took 5 and spoke with Adam Kamenek, the man behind that great Christmas video where he lights up an entire station's appliances in time with a banging Christmas tune. It's great to see stations going to this level of effort to put something fun together. Check out the video and interview below.