Rains have provided much needed relief across Australia and helped firefighters contain the vast blazes in New South Wales. We spoke with firefighters Mike and Kieran from rural and forest fire specialists Forest Protection Services (FPS) about their recent deployments to our neighbours across the Tasman suffering their worst drought and subsequent fires in known history.
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In the early evening our unit were paged to a well involved house fire in Taita
4928 responded and were tasked with crowd control and canteen refreshments
You can read more about it on the below link
Mid morning our unit was paged to a chemical spill at Saint James School in Lower Hutt
4926 responded to assist with crowd / traffic control, working longside Wellington Operational Support and Wainui Operational Support
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In the very early hours our unit was paged to a 2nd alarm shed fire which had spread into the ajoining house
4928 responded and were tasked with road closure and refreshments
In the very early hours of the morning our crew were paged to a 2nd alarm fire in a firewood yard in Upper Hutt
Both 4926 and 4928 responded and was tasked with providing refreshments for all the crews present
Our crew were paged to an MVA on the river road and Totara Park traffic lights
Both 4926 and 4828 responded and assisted other crews and police with Traffic Control
in the late afternoon HWOSU were paged to a 2nd alarm scrub fire in the Stokes Valley area
Both 4926 and 4828 responded to the scene and were tasked with traffic control
You can read more about the fire here https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/suspicious-very-dangerous-scrub-fire-under-power-lines-in-lower-hutt-extinguished
At 11.17pm HWoSU were paged to respond to a 3rd level alarm fire at Upper Hutt College
Their technology block was well involved when arriving at the scene
Both 4926 and 4928 attended and assisted on scene with traffic and crowd control, refreshments and running tasks.
For further details please click on the link below on Stuff