This is possibly the most Australian thing you'll see all day. A composite crew of firefighters were working on the North Stradbroke Island bushfire in Queensland when they happened to be filming their arrival and noticed something move above the driver.
Vision from the body-cam worn by one of the officers then captures a terrifying scene as a semi-trailer bursts through the smoke, with zero consideration as to what was on the other side of it.
Well, that's ironic - just days after Ford issued a recall for their Ranger series due to a fire risk, one of them burst into flames in Cairns, QLD. We were sent these videos, which show the local firies turning up and getting to work. Talk about timing...
Watch as crews meet the fire front of the Caloundra fire in QLD. As you can see in the video, things would have gotten pretty bloody hot here! Speaking with a couple of the guys from that station, they said they were able to save every single house along that fireline.
A few great clips of 631A, 631B, 502A and 502B from Queensland Fire & Rescue turning out to incidents.
Brookfield Rural Fire Brigade took delivery of their brand spanking new appliance, Brookfield 51. Speaking with them they mentioned they are looking forward to testing this one offroad, because the last one "was unstoppable!" Good luck, stay safe!
Take a look inside the engine bay of Petrie fire station in Queensland.
When you tell people that you are a firefighter, be it paid or volunteer, there is one thing that is almost difficult to explain. The "Brotherhood" - a bond that transcends gender, ethnicity, service and country. Being supported by your fellow firefighters through tough times is part of what makes "the job" so great.
Some great photos from Andrew Weston from a scrub fire in Kuluin near Maroochydore, QLD.
Photos & Video: A large house was destroyed by fire in Willow Vale, QLD which took a significant amount of appliances to contain. We've spoken to one of the stations who gave us a stack of photos and information about the incident.
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