Monday, February 27, 2012

ACTRFS attends the 2012 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

The ACTRFS attended the Royal Canberra Show this year as we have usually done.  This year it was slightly different due to the fact that we were inside in the Budawang Pavillion.  We did over 130 photo's of children and parents in front of our mock up fire truck as well as with Shyller the dog.

Many people that came along were informed of how to protect their homes and we gave away 60 bushfire protection kits.  We also attracted 20 potential new recruits.

The ACTRFS Shave For A Cure team also benefited from this event by raising $1,700.

Great work to all that participated!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

View from inside during Remote Area Firefighting Team recertification

There have been copious amount of shots of our remote area firefighting team from outside the helicopter.....and even some video of in and around the chopper.....but for a different perspective, we have taken some shots from inside the chopper.

Our very experienced of a number of seasons JJ getting the motor warmed up.

Scott Cashmere letting the pilot know what is happening in the back.

Deputy Captain of Jerrabomberra Ben Bryant giving the all clear signal.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Minister For Emergency Services Simon Corbell heads up, up and away

Today the Minister For Emergency Services Simon Corbell took to the skies in a contracted chopper.  WIN television made an appearance and interviewed both the Minister and Chief Officer Andrew Stark.

Minister Corbell and Deputy Chief Officer Michael Joyce in deep discussions.

Chief Officer Andrew Stark being interviewed by WIN television.

Minister Corbell being interviewed.

All strapped in and ready for take-off

JJ our wonderful pilot from Canada.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hazard Reduction Burn at the Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Works

Last night members of the Jerrabomberra, Guises Creek and Rivers RFS Brigade completed a hazard reduction burn at the Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Works.  The grass had been sprayed and therefore 100% cured which created interesting flame height. 

Keep an eye out for our Chief Officer Andrew Stark on the drip torch and hose!!!

Sector Leader Anura Samara from Guises Creek

Guises Creek medium tanker knocking down some of the flames.

"You want me to do what???"

Guises Creek tanker feelin the heat.

We have made things easy for our Fire Investigator / Operations Manager Richard Woods by finding the point of ignition.

One wrong turn and the tankers could be in the proverbial!