Thursday, March 31, 2011

ACTRFS Air Observer Refresher Over The Blue Mountains

The ACT air observers went on a refresher course earlier this month and took some great pictures of the rough terain over the Blue Mountains.

From a firefighting standpoint, this is NOT a great place to build your home.  Fantastic views though!!

A view along the fire trail of a very remote and rugged terrain in the Blue Mountains

A well maintained private landing strip.  As part of the exercise AOB's determined what level of fixed winged bomber operations could occur at this strip.

Waragamba Dam, Sydney's main water supply.  ACTRFS RAFT team were deployed to the west of this dam to assist NSW RFS in contolling a large blaze that threatened the dam a few years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, great photos. Are you about to tell me what fire trail the second picture (above) is?
    Peter Dixon