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by Cheetah
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates
Replies: 120
Views: 42749

Re: SRB Accreditation & Communique updates

It was involved in the Lightning Ridge mine rescue a few months back.
by Cheetah
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual response agreements
Replies: 60
Views: 9836

Re: Dual response agreements

fireman2u ignores the primary thrust of cadent's post i.e. why on earth are sworn police involved in GLR. It is irrelevant whether police are wearing guns or xylophones. In no other Australian state or territory are police involved in GLR. They have operational support units to perform a range of ro...
by Cheetah
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual response agreements
Replies: 60
Views: 9836

Re: Dual response agreements

I agree cadent . No reason at all considering that Lightning Ridge SES is primary and VR accredited.

I would be surprised if SES did not regularly hold training exercises in mine shafts with FRNSW which is secondary.
by Cheetah
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual response agreements
Replies: 60
Views: 9836

Re: Dual response agreements

Don't be bashful Rambler about naming the 2 rescue services that turn out with only 2 operators. They are ambulance rescue with 6 units and police rescue with 8 units out of a total of 195 primary and 118 secondary units (2015/2016 SRB annual report). The SRB has not yet got around to posting the 20...
by Cheetah
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: RFS response to volunteer’s conviction for fatal accident
Replies: 43
Views: 17752

Re: RFS response to volunteer’s conviction for fatal accident

The thrust of the RFSA submission appears to be that there should be a lesser standard for volunteers. That should go over well in a future court case.
by Cheetah
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rescue arrangements Mungindi
Replies: 28
Views: 14018

Re: Rescue arrangements Mungindi

Apparently a majority of SES members at Mungindi are also RFS members and the whole exercise was an attempt to get RFS accredited as a rescue agency. So now NSW has SIX (6), yes that's right SIX agencies involved in GLR. Every other state and territory has one (1) or two (2) at the most involved in...
by Cheetah
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: RIP Penrith VRA?
Replies: 34
Views: 14276

Re: RIP Penrith VRA?

[quote="thewhiteknight"] - Decisions on a transfer of unit accreditation are made by the SRB, not in the cabinet room. Yes, when there are one or two transfers from one rescue provider to another due to lack of operators, unable to provide 24/7 response etc, then it is in the remit of the SRB to mak...
by Cheetah
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: RIP Penrith VRA?
Replies: 34
Views: 14276

Re: RIP Penrith VRA?

Obscura, my mail is that Cabinet put the kibosh on any merger of RFS and VRA back in October. Too many government country MPs were not happy with FRNSW being removed from towns in their electorates. Given that not a single town has had 'FRNSW being removed from towns in their electorates.' that's a...
by Cheetah
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: RIP Penrith VRA?
Replies: 34
Views: 14276

Re: RIP Penrith VRA?

'Only in Hazzard County then - if Boss Hogg approves... Other agencies prefer to deal with hazards. Wasn’t there a RFS guy on here a while ago who use to correct everyone’s spelling and grammar? Guess he heard the same rumor that I have been hearing. The RFS and the VRA are merging. Just have to wa...