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.
In the early evening HWOSU were dispatched to a "persons reported" 2nd alarm house fire in Stokes Valley
We assisted with crowd and traffic control to protect the scene
Thankfully everyone got out of the house safely
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The first day of Fire and Emergency New Zealand! Find out more at http://www.fireandemergency.co.nz
A very proud moment for our little brigade. CFO Brian Dobson has been awarded the Queens Service Medal for his services to the New Zealand Fire Service and Rugby.
Well deserved for all the years you have given and are still giving to our small but amazing town Chief.