On Tuesday 5th December, some of our crew took both of our appliances over the hill to visit Martinborough Fire station in the Wairarapa so they could see what gear we carry and how we maybe able to assist them at their calls in the future but upon arrival they were busy at a big scrub fire so our unit
HWOSU had a very busy weekend - with 2 fire calls and assisting at the Upper Hutt Santa Parade
Saturday 2nd December - Scrub fire in Upper Hutt, members were tasked with road closure and crowd control
Sunday 3rd December - as members were prepping our vehicles to head to the Santa Parade we were called to a 2nd alarm house
On a beautiful Sunday our unit members attended the White Ribbon Appeal day along side Rimutaka and Trentham crews, assisting wiht promoting fire safety with using the inflatable education house, fire blocks and the importance of smoke alarms.
Even though we are not front line fire fighters it is important that we are up skilled regulary with how to sink a standpipe, roll out and roll up hoses efficitently and safely so hen we are tasked for these jobs on the fire ground we are ready to assist.
Our newest members of our unit were put through their
Early on Sunday morning HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Upper Hutt
Our crew were tasked with road closure, crowd control, canteen and general duties
In the afternoon HWOSU were dispatched to a domestic flooding call where our crew set to work with aquavacs and helped to clear up the scene
In the small hours of Saturday HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Lower Hutt - the 2 storey house was well involved.
Our members were tasked with lighting and canteen duties
Andrzej attended a 2-day Operational Support training course in Rotorua at the National Training Centre where you are put through your paces with all sorts of exercises and events to test your knowledge both in theory and practical.
After a very busy and tiring weekend Andrzej passed with flying colours - Congratulations!
Members of HWOSU gathered last night for the 62nd AGM for our unit - and the 1st AGM under Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
As well as going through the adgenda we also voted in 2 recruits as full members as they have completed their compulsory elements - congratulations to Michaela Jull and Rebecca Brieton and welcome aboard!
In the early afternoon HWOSU were dispatched to an MVA on Rimutaka hill where we assisted with traffic control and scene protection in conjunction with the Police.