Auckland’s Successful Fire Field Camp

  Posted on 7th September 2010 by Loralee Hyde in UFBA News

Hot firefighting and realistic scenarios were the keys to the success of the recent biennial Fire Field Camp held at Whangaparaoa under the auspices of the Auckland District Fire Brigades’ Sub-Association. Trainers and a support team joined about 70 volunteer firefighters for a weekend of intense practical exercises, ranging from hot firefighting to motor vehicle extrications and a simulated plane crash.

Organisers say they are fortunate to have available, courtesy the Ministry of Defence, a venue that is closed to the public, enabling realism for each of the various scenarios. Participants, enthusiastic about the success of the weekend, are asking if the biggest event on the local Fire calendar can be made an annual learning experience.         

Below photo courtesy of Nick Clifford.  View more photos of the event at

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