The boat is rated for 8 firefighters at any one time and boasts an impressive arsenal of firefighting and water-based capabilities - including sonar, FLIR, Dopler radar and drone inputs.
Firefighters from Wee Waa station were responded to an animal rescue - kitten stuck in a downpipe - drowning. On arrival, they found a kitten semi-submerged in a storm water pipe, under a concrete footpath out the front of a shopping centre.
On the 27th of April, multiple 000 calls were received to a petrol station alight in Windsor, NSW. A corvette had finished filling with petrol and when the owner started the car next to the bowser, it erupted into flames.
On the 27th of April, FRNSW stations 027 Parramatta and 067 Baulkham Hills were responded to reports of a house fire in Winston Hills, Sydney. As crews were responding, the incident was upgraded to a 2nd alarm structure fire.
NSW RFS Strike Teams were recently deployed to the Catarrh Creek Road fire near Torrington and Andrew Flakelar from Belrose Rural Fire Brigade photographed some stunning images of the campaign. These capture some great operational activity, along with a more personable side not often seen in fireground photos. Great stuff.
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.