Reynir Potter was in Vanuatu and noticed the bright yellow Scania, so stuck his head and said g’day. He sent us these photos and also noted there was only half the roof and no watchroom left as the station was recently heavily damaged by wild weather!
Blair Dellemijn snapped these photos of a brand new Heavy Pumper for the NT Fire and Rescue Service. They are yet to be marked up and allocated to a station, but they are kitted up and ready to roll.
Throw open the lockers on FRNSW 455’s Pump and HAZMAT tanker. Rutherford run the ‘special roster’ of a full time crew manning the pumper during business hours, then it is manned by retained staff overnight and on weekends. The HAZMAT Tanker is manned by retained staff all year round.
We had a chat with the guys from Nar Nar Goon CFA station about their role in the local community. They are a volunteer station and run a “pumper/tanker” which is an old tanker retrofitted to act as a pumper and a rescue appliance. They attend around 300+ calls a year, half of that being rescue incidents.
Tawa VFB were contacted and asked if they could bring one of their fire appliances to a “family day” for James as he likes diggers and trucks, instead they brought all three. Thanks to the combined efforts of a whole host of people, they were able to bring a little bit of Disneyland to James!
This has got to be the best appliance ‘reveal’ video we’ve seen yet. We spoke to the man behind this awesome video and asked him all about how it came to be. If you’ve not seen this video yet, it’s unreal.