Sunday, December 2, 2012

Coppins Crossing Fire

Eight ACT Rural Fire Service units and the RFS helicopter attended a grassfire located at Coppins Crossing Road, Belconnen on Sunday afternoon 2 Dec 2012.  The fire was  approximately 7 hectares in size. Photos and video courtesy of Tim Borough (GCRK20) and Martin Geenwood (Rivers 11).

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ACTF&R and RFS mopping up

Rivers 19 gets a run - better than Summernats?
Steven Young relaxes at the end of a gruelling shift.
Guess who copped the job of rolling hoses........

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The VBA Receives support from Isuzu

The ACT Volunteer Brigades Association (VBA) would like to thank Isuzu for their generous donation toward the running of the 2012 Field Day. The cheque presented to VBA Co-ordinator of the Field Day, Mr Dave Wassall, recognises the importance of the Field Day in keeping volunteer rural firefighters operationally ready.

Mr Dave Wassall said “the Field Day provides scenarios for the crews around circumstances they will face on a fireline. It is all very practical, so things like pumping and drafting water, direct attack techniques on a range of fire sources, chainsaw operations, first aid, radio communications, crew management and tanker operations are all included. But probably most importantly the focus of the day is on teamwork and safe operations”.

The ACT Volunteer Brigade Association’s Field Day has been run since 1986. It provides ACT volunteers with an important training opportunity as well as the chance for brigades to share operational knowledge as we enter a potentially busy 2012-13 fire season.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

More images from the ACTRFS 2012 Open Day

From all accounts the ACTRFS 2012 Open Day was a huge success along with the Field Day.  Check out the images below from the day.

The display board at the entry to the Open Day

Our members looking to recruit new members.

Richard Woods at this bushfire arson display

The ACTRFS balloons proved popular with the kids.

The good garden / bad garden display.

Dave Inskeep and Arthur Sayer at the Farm Firewise display.

Fire Danger Alley leading through to the Field Day

Lots information was distributed to the public.

The Farm Firewise display.

The kids enjoyed getting shown through the chopper.

The Field Day judges comparing the marks.

The liazrds and snakes proved as popular as always.

The RSPCA display educating people what to do with their animals in a bushfire.