Thursday, June 28, 2012

More clues in Guess The Guest Competition

Here are two more clues to ponder over the weekend.

CLUE # 3 in the Guess The Guest competition for our 2012 ACTR...FS Awards Night - The sport in which our mystery guest represented Australia for uses a round ball.

CLUE # 2 in the Guess The Guest competition - This sportsperson has won FIVE National Championships in their career.

CLUE # 1 in the Guess The Guest competition - Our guest is a sportsperson that represented Australia for 6 consecutive years.

Monday, June 25, 2012

'Guess The Guest' Awards Night Competition

In the lead up to the ACTRFS 2012 Awards Night we are launching an online competition to guess the guest dinner speaker we have!

With the 2012 Olympics coming up, we have organised for a former Australian sporting representative come along to chat to us.
·         Each day for the next week we will post up a clue about our ‘mystery’ dinner speaker on Facebook and the blog.
·         People enter their guess as a comment.
·         People’s names who have a winning guess will have their name put into a hat and drawn on the night. 
Simply put your guess as a comment below to be in the running!

CLUE # 1
Our guest is a sportsperson that represented Australia for 6 consecutive years.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The New Hot Prop's At The Hume Training Centre

Here are some images of the new hot props that were being used at the Hume Training Centre on Tuesday night.  The ACTRFS has been training up members on the use of them and it won't be long till our volunteers can utilise these great facilities.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ACT RFS assists ACT Fire and Rescue Stage 3 Course 19 June 2012

ACT Rural Fire Service members tonight played roles as casualties at the ACT Fire and Rescue Stage 3 major rescue exercise held at Hume Training centre.  The evening started with a gas fire and car fire which were spectacular to watch as the ACT F&R members were put to through their paces dealing with multiple casualties at multiple concurrent scenarios.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Are You Ready for the ACT RFS Gala Dinner being held on Sat 7 July 2012?

The annual ACT Rural Fire Service Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 7 July 2012 at the Helenic Club, Woden.   Make sure that you you book your tickets from your Brigade Committee so that numbers can be confirmed as soon as possible.

 Here are some photos from previous Dinners to give you an idea of what fun to expect.

The ACT RFS Family Photo 2010

Jamie was off to a flying start to the evening!

Gungahlin Brigade members gather for a group photo

Members receive some well earned recognition!

Celebrating the end of another fire season - everybody is looking better than they do in their "Yellows"

Hall Brigade members looking rather dapper!

Beautiful tables ready for the big night last year

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Most Dangerous Machine on the Planet

"It is the most dangerous machine on the planet - and you can buy it at Bunnings for $99" Wayne Lemke says.  Wayne has been imparting his immense knowledge about chainsaws operations to RFS crews in a series of chainsaw refresher courses which have held around Canberra in recent weeks. These photos were taken in the pine forest near the Air Disaster Memorial at Fairbairn, ACT at the chainsaw refresher course held on Sat 2 June 2012.

A professional Stihl chainsaw carried by most ACT RFS units.

Glenn Foley (Jerra) provides advice on how to unjam a chainsaw.
Course members consider the physics of what will happen next.

Kyle Abell from Jerra shows how it is done.