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by cadent
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Tathra fire - RFS declined FRNSW help
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Tathra fire - RFS declined FRNSW help

A very concise and informed response. A way towards solving this problem is to appoint an overseeing Fire Service Commissioner that the two agency Commissioners or department heads report to. The overseeing Commissioner would need to be sourced externally (not from within the NSW RFS or FRNSW). QLD....
by cadent
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Tathra fire - RFS declined FRNSW help
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Tathra fire - RFS declined FRNSW help

The truth out now from FRNSW. "A spokeswoman for FRNSW downplayed any tension between the two organisations. "Due to the initial location of the fire in remote and rugged bushland, the nearest FRNSW resources, being a city (urban) fire truck and hazardous materials van, were not suitable," she said...
by cadent
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire feud has seen properties burn
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Fire feud has seen properties burn

Thankyou 2 hats. ;) This 2 agency same/similar response to urban and urban/rural interface incidents has got to stop. Why, most larger interface incidents require both services in order have the appropriate resources. Ditto for some 'Urban' incidents as well. See there's your problem, you can't vis...
by cadent
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire feud has seen properties burn
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Fire feud has seen properties burn

Thankyou 2 hats. ;) This 2 agency same/similar response to urban and urban/rural interface incidents has got to stop. Victoria is working on it, it almost doesn't exist in QLD. Why would someone who is a volunteer front line firefighter allow or put themselves in the above situations...trying to act...
by cadent
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35754

Re: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates

Not one for picking an argument! The Rail Response Group has attended countless fatalities and the role of recovery falls to them. Good example...surely a rail fatality is a police investigation, why do9es the Rail Response Group need to even exist for body recovery (more like parts collection from...
by cadent
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35754

Re: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates

"Body recovery is first and foremost a crime scene and thus police, wherever possible, should perform the task for a number of reasons. " There are many occasions where Police are very "choosy" about body recovery! Sure, then nominate the "number of reasons"..and the "many occasions" where Police a...
by cadent
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35754

Re: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates

Isn't L.R. SES primary and FRNSW secondary, surely enough equipment and expertise for a recovery in a hole. Body recovery is first and foremost a crime scene and thus police, wherever possible, should perform the task for a number of reasons. Body recovery is also not a "rescue". If the PRS team ta...
by cadent
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Firefighters and working with children check NSW.
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Firefighters and working with children check NSW.

Michael Eburn explained the breakdown of the intent of the WWC requirement very well. Fire services don't transport kids, nor provide health care services, interactions we do have are minimal, educational with usually teacher supervision or social with parent/adult supervision. There seems a few peo...
by cadent
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35754

Re: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates

It was involved in the Lightning Ridge mine rescue a few months back. Attended the incident to do a possible recovery, ended up assisting Local SES in VR from the mine shaft,...... good ending :D . Isn't L.R. SES primary and FRNSW secondary, surely enough equipment and expertise for a recovery in a...
by cadent
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates
Replies: 118
Views: 35754

Re: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates

What a smorgasboard...why is ASNSW even bothering to service deliver and maintain competency..? I see Broken Hill...its a 24/7 FRNSW station isn't it, trained equiped responders ready to roll yet its secondary to SES requiring a page/call home or at primary employment, out of bed to the shed to resp...