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Wayne Wilson

Friday, 08 May 2015 17:07

Bush fire map for the area 2012-15

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The Halfway Creek RFS brigade is compiling a test map showing recent fires (2013-15) in Halfway Creek and the surrounding areas. To view the full map you will need to request permission by clicking here.

 

 

Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:52

Fires Near Me app

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Do you have a smart phone.

If so you can get  up to date Fire Information by downloading the N.S.W. Rural Fire Service "Fires Near Me" app for either Iphones or Android devices.

Just search "Fires Near Me" and choose your phone type.   

 

 

Sunday, 19 April 2015 17:09

Motor Vehicle Accident training

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Sunday morning all bright and breezy in our new Cat 1, the Halfway Creek regular crew rocked up to Glenugie RFB station to test and hone our pretty well practice skills in handling MVA's (Motor Vehicle Accidents). As usual the Glenugie brigade had done an excellent job in creating a very realistic scenario, in fact I remarked to one of our crew how one of the actors looked so like a dummy we were convinced it was until we noticed he was breathing. The first picture shows this actor.

The exercise was done with the local SES team and a NSW Ambulance person and as usual we all learnt lots about how the others operate, we work together a lot but seldom have time to discuss how it all works and what could be done better.

 

Friday, 10 April 2015 19:01

Halfway Creek B-Double fire

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Halfway Creek brand new Cat1 tanker and crew responded to a B-Double on fire on the Highway at Grays Road. The trailers were completely destroyed and it was 10 hours later when finally the Halfway Creek RFS brigade could hose off roadway, return to station and brunch. Detaching the B double trailers took ages, plus towing them and collecting debris. Glenugie RFS provided a 4 person crew that draughted water from the creek 200m away to refill the Fire & Rescue/Hazmat tankers crews of which had to use breathing apparatus. That small connector pin between trailers that wouldn't let go costing a lot of time, finally they took off the base plate underneath it. All in all a good result as the driver wasn't hurt, he got the tractor away from the blazing trailers and the fire was eventually contained. It was a long night for all concerned and they deserve our congratulations.

Photos by courtesy of Danny Broeder Glenugie RFS

 

Friday, 20 March 2015 14:47

Halfway Creek RFS & Hall Autumn 2015 newsletter

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Click on this link to view Halfway Creek Autumn 2015 newsletter.

Please be aware that any phone numbers are relevant to the Halfway Creek area, which is generally east of the railway line excluding Omega Drive and Kungala Road west from Omega Drive.

Any fire permit requests for the Lanitza Kungala area should be directed to Lanitza-Kungala RFS Chris Donnan 0419 550 507 or Jarryd Rigoni 6649 4824. For Lanitza-Kungala membership info please contact the secretary 6649 4673 or email lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 14:39

Lanitza-Kungala RFS Autumn 2015 newsletter

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Click on this link to view Lanitza-Kungala RFS Autumn newsletter.

Please be aware that any phone numbers are relevant to the Lanitza-Kungala area, which is generally west of the railway line and includes Omega Drive and Kungala Road west from Omega Drive.

Any fire permit requests for the Halfway Creek and Wells Crossing areas should be directed to Halfway Creek RFS Tony Wade 0428 199 782 or for membership info please contact Laura on 6649 4712.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 19:02

New Fire Fighting unit

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Halfway Creek brigade's Cat1 tanker which has served us well for many years has just been updated to the very latest Rural Fire Service unit. The new Isuzu tanker features a more powerful engine coupled to a computerized automatic gearbox with constant high range all wheel drive and electronically selectable low range 4 wheel drive.

Fire fighting capabilities are also much improved with bigger more powerful pumps to deliver more water more quickly, electric re-winders on the hose reels to assist crews to move quickly from one position to another.

It has many new safety features including enhanced protection sprays to blanket the whole unit in the case of an over-run as well as heat resistant window blinds, more room in the cab area and other crew comforts.

It sports the newest red and yellow striping and lots of flashing led lights for improved visibility as well as a reversing camera and forward a facing infrared camera to help the driver navigate in smokey conditions.

 

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:45

Fire fighting helicopters vs drones

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Never fly an RPA (remotely piloted aircraft ie drone, model aircraft or multi-rotor) near bush fires. Even a small RPA could bring down an aircraft or helicopter, so flying one any where near a bush fire could lead to fire fighting aircraft being grounded as they often have to fly very low.

If an RPA were to hit a fire fighting helicopter tail rotor or aircraft propeller they could be badly damaged, with possible loss of control by the pilot and a risk of serious injury.

The collision risk means if an unapproved RPA is on or adjacent to a fire ground fire, fighting authorities may be forced to ground their aircraft, putting lives and property at risk.

Operators of both commercial and recreational RPAs are required to comply with Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations. Among other things it is an offense to operate a remotely piloted aircraft in controlled or restricted airspace without approval or to operate in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property.

For more information see CASAs RPA & Bush Fires leaflet                                                                Also an ABC News article: Firefighting helicopters to be grounded if drones spotted

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:59

Halfway Creek RFS and Hall Summer 2014 newsletter

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Click on this link to view Halfway Creek Summer newsletter.

Please be aware that any phone numbers are relevant to the Halfway Creek area, which is generally east of the railway line excluding Omega Drive and Kungala Road west from Omega Drive.

Any fire permit requests for the Lanitza Kungala area should be directed to Lanitza-Kungala RFS Chris Donnan 0419 550 507 or Jarryd Rigoni 6649 4824. For Lanitza-Kungala membership info please contact the secretary 6649 4673 or email lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 08 December 2014 17:29

Fire Permit Suspension

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Fire permits will once again be suspended over the Christmas / New Year period. That is from midnight, Thursday 18th December 2014 until midnight, Wednesday 7th January 2015. Please advise your neighbours if this is relevant.

The members and crew of Halfway Creek brigade wish you all a Happy Christmas and if you are free on Sunday afternoon from 3pm the brigade is having a Christmas get together. Please bring meat for the BBQ, your drinks and a plate to share.

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