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by mattfirey
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Tathra / Bega Valley Bushfire Report Submitted to Minister
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Tathra / Bega Valley Bushfire Report Submitted to Minister

One suspects the Minister may not have a full grasp on the actual situation, which is that since April after agreement between the FR and RFS Commissioners, a joint service policy has been enacted where FRNSW Comms will offer RFS assistance if there are nearby FRNSW resources, but it's entirely at ...
by mattfirey
Thu May 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

Has having a working group, or not dissenting got something to do with pushing for it in the first place ? BTW before you were interested in it there was a report into response times that everyone also agreed met the 20/40/60.. ;) maybe NSW got bigger.. or more likely it is just standard SRB politic...
by mattfirey
Thu May 24, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

Two Hats wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:34 pm
Sydneycomms, it was the SRB as a whole who as developed the concept of remote RCR to fill SRB identified gaps, not the RFS.
I doubt it was the " SRB as a whole " but as I was not at the meetings what would I know ;)
by mattfirey
Thu May 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Coroners Findings - Blue Mountains Bushfire Springwood and MT Victoria 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Coroners Findings - Blue Mountains Bushfire Springwood and MT Victoria 2013

Most concerning is a coroner stating they don't have enough resources or time for the enquiry.. FR get plenty of electrical training and experience.. sounds like fun going to an enquiry as a fire investigator :shock:
by mattfirey
Mon May 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

I was wondering myself if the SRB have made "RCR only" official yet.. when it does things could get interesting :shock:
by mattfirey
Tue May 08, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Changes being made after Tathra
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Changes being made after Tathra

Ill take a punt and say there will be further baby steps towards how things should be after the enquiry.. and in addition to what the " white shirts " have begrudgingly agreed to so far..
by mattfirey
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: What a difference
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: What a difference

I wonder how much of this can be attributed to the much greater number of firefighting resources available in and around the area? A great deal of it. At a rough estimate there are around 500 fire appliances within 1 hour travel of the Holsworthy location. Being 160 FRNSW, 300 RFS and 40 in total f...
by mattfirey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire feud has seen properties burn
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Fire feud has seen properties burn

Thankyou 2 hats. ;) Why would someone who is a volunteer front line firefighter allow or put themselves in the above situations...trying to act for their agency knowing a better faster resource is available to respond. The winners...?.. paid white shirts on a career path while the volunteer donates...
by mattfirey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Tathra fire - RFS declined FRNSW help
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: Tathra fire - RFS declined FRNSW help

Assistance was declined more than once and FR responded themselves on suspicion of it being in the fire district. It is good to see a spotlight on assistance being declined as it happens practically on a daily basis. Hopefully some more co-operation with firefighting in NSW comes of it.. anyone who ...
by mattfirey
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual response agreements
Replies: 60
Views: 6828

Re: Dual response agreements

Whispers have it that there are more coming where the "other service" is fulltime..