Monday, March 26, 2012

Mulch Fire At The National Arboretum

Just before 7:00am this morning, a member of the public dialed 000 to report of mulch piles smoking off to the side of the Tuggeranong Parkway.  Upon inspection by the ACT Fire & Rescue there was a pile alight and the Parks and Rivers Brigade were dispatched.  Due to the nature of the mulch fire a small excavator was required to assist in opening the pile up to assist the units get water into the mulch where it was smouldering.  The fire was extinguished and crews released around midday.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The ACTRFS Volunteers In Some Precarious Positions!

Here are some more shots of our volunteers assisting the ACT Fire and Rescue with their training.  Thankfully these are all simulated scenarios and one's they will never find themselves in for real!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

ACTRFS Shave Team Hits Their $25k Target!

After a month of fundraising, the 10 brave ACT Rural Fire Service volunteers from 7 different brigades hit their huge target of $25,000 on the last day! 

With 10 days to go to the last group getting shaved, the team was apprehensive whether the target was too high, but with a huge push by the team, they raised $10k in 10 days!.

The Southsiders collage of before and after photo's.

The Northsiders collage of before and after photo's.

Roald from Rivers half way through his shave.

James from Guises busily collecting funds.

Beth loses her pony tail.......

Beth post shave with her pony tail.

The south siders with Tracey the hair stylist.
Simon from Gungahlin in the middle of the shave.

Rob during his shave.

Mick getting his head, beard and moustache shaved off!

Brave Michelle and her hubby doing it together.

We're thinking that Michelle a bit surprised when she reached for her hair.

Rohan looking on as the south siders lose their hair.

Rohan after his shave with Andrew Stark ACTRFS Chief Officer and Rivers supporters.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Guises Creek doing an impromptu vehicle recovery training session.

Guises Creek CAFS unit became bogged whilst attending the Tuggeranong Markets over the weekend. 

The vehicle was being driven on higher ground when the rear wheels slowly sank in the mud.  Rob from ESA workshops brought out the ACT Fire Brigade W83 recovery vehicle and winched the tanker out with the assistance of the GCRK crew (who were rather muddy after the ordeal).

This is the second incident where an ACTRFS vehicle has been bogged and a timely reminder to all our drivers that the conditions are still very wet below the surface!