The far northeast corner of NSW has certainly seen some action lately with large running bushfires around the Tabulam area. Local crews assisted by strike teams from both NSW and QLD have been working the fires for days. FRNSW Station 514 Banora Point got in touch with us to share their bodycam footage - and it's awesome!
Crews from Western Sydney were kept busy in the early hours of the morning on the 13th of January 2019, with a bulk pallet storage facility up in flames. There's some great video footage in this one!
It's not often we post about MVA's - in fact, we've never actually done a post directly relating to one, but this was just too bizarre to pass up. FRNSW 008 Liverpool were responded to reports of an MVA Persons Trapped and what the found on arrival was nothing short of mind-boggling. We spoke with the crew from 008 about the job, here's what they had to say.
Firefighters were faced with difficult conditions, including wall collapses and 3 firies were hospitalised with non life threatening injuries due to falling debris.
Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade in Sydney were in attendance at a truck rollover, had hose-lines deployed for fire protection whilst ambulance crews loaded patients into the back of their ambulance when this happened.
FRNSW 428 Queanbeyan were responded to the Beard industrial estate in the ACT to a reports of a building fire. On arrival they found a large metal recycling yard on fire, with a number of explosions emanating from within.
We've collected photos from stations & photographers and put them into this mega post! In 37c heat, Sydney firies were called to a factory fire in Seven Hills and on arrival found a large complex of structures alight. Explosions and structural collapses kept over 26 fire appliances busy as they worked to extinguish the fire. Check out the photos, videos and appliance listing right here.
Wayne Harrison, the father of FRNSW firefighter Gage Harrison, does amazing custom airbrushing. He has created painted helmets for firefighters right up to former Commissioners, and this year Wayne and his son created a stunning custom helmet for the 2018 Firefighters Climb for MND event.
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!