Thursday, June 30, 2011

ACTRFS Gala Awards Night 2010

With the date set for Saturday 20th August and plans well under way for the 2011 ACTRFS Gala Awards Night here are a few photos from last years event.  This night is to honour our volunteers for the years of service they provide and to get together and celebrate the successes from the year. 

Check out the photos below from last years Gala Awards Night!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fire Protection Duties Assisting With the Royal Millitary College 100th Anniversary Celebrations

Crews from Jerrabomberra and Tidbinbilla ACTRFS Brigades were based at Mt Pleasant to assisting with fire protection for the fireworks display for the RMC.  With the very dry grasslands surrounding Duntroon this precaution was a good precaution!  A lot of debris from the fireworks rained down but thankfully nothing caught alight.  The view from Mt Pleasant was a great location to take some nice fireworks shots too!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Middle Of Winter and ACT & Surrounds Very Dry

Today has been a great example that we can't be complacent in regards to the dryness in our area.  With the temperature of only 13'C and 45% humidity, the dryness and strong winds saw a spark from workmen using welding equipment in a paddock.

It was great to see the co-ordinated efforts with six fire brigade appliances as well as six tankers, three light units and three command vehicles from the ACTRFS including Parks work well togeth to round up this 29ha grass fire swiftly.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ACTRFS HQ Team Planning Day Out

Yesterday the ACTRFS HQ team went out to London Bridge near Googong Dam to have a planning day.  The day started at the new Hume airbase and then the team headed out bush for lunch.

The Chief Officer Andrew Stark leading the way to go explore the caves.

Arthur Sayer making the fire to warm up the troops whilst Nicky and Amy enjoy the fruits of his labour.

The team pose for a photo out the front of the cabin where the meeting was conducted after lunch.

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go.  A happy looking team heading down to London Bridge.

ACTRFS's own Master Chef Ben Ribbons cooking up a storm for the troops.

Whilst walking through the scrub we stumbled upon Gandalf from the Lord Of The Rings

Greg Potts snapping a pic of the London Bridge.

Brian Murphy and Greg Potts getting better acquanted on the day.

Chief Officer Andrew Stark and Greg Potts looking the part being out in the bush rugged up.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mt Stromlo Hazard Reduction Burn

On a cool and overcast day last Sunday crews from Molonglo, Guises Creek, Rivers, Tidbinbilla, Southern, Jerrabomberra and NSWRFS Jerrabomberra Creek and Mongarlowe started work on a 50ha hazard reduction burn at Mt Stromlo.  Alot of preparation was completed in the various sectors but due to high humidity, only a small section of the burning was completed.  With alot of the prep work completed this burn will be left to burn at a later date.

Ben Bryant IC conducting the briefing to the ACTRFS & NSW RFS crews.

ACTRFS & NSWRFS working together.

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Jamie clearing the way

Can never have too much protection to ensure this doesn't get away ;)

Jamie Schulin getting ready for more fire break clearing.