We try to keep it positive here at Flashover, reporting on the achievements of firefighters across the country. But every now and then you hear or see something that just really grinds your gears.
There is just no quit in Team Zulu, who are back behind the camera to produce another amazing awareness video! Team Zulu are just one of the many teams entered into the Firefighters climb for MND 2018, but they are the lead fundraising team for the second year in a row and have raised a staggering $65,000 for the 2017/18 climbs!
Team Zulu from NSW has gone the extra mile for the firies climb and have put together this hilarious parody video in an effort to shake the can!
Heavy fire involved a large industrial dumpster along with surrounding materials, with flames threatening factories on either side of the fire. Crews used power saws and ground ladders to make access to the secured premises, scaling fences and cutting down gates.
On arrival, crews established that a large amount of chlorine and hydrochloric acid had been accidentally mixed together and found a number of hotel guests affected.
These are some of the best fireground photos we've seen this year. This really does show the brutal conditions firies were working under!
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!
Fire &/+ Rescue operates what is known as the BA Trailer, a specialised operational appliance which makes its way around the state giving firefighters a chance to train in heavy smoke whilst inside a makeshift house/building/structure. We spoke with 399 Narrabri about their recent drill night in the trailer and what the crew took away from it.
62 were straight on the horns and rumbler as they pull out of the engine bay and into good old Sydney traffic. Majestic.
Now this is a door entry drill like no other - have a look at what the snowy crews face when preparing to enter a building!