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by Obscura
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: RFS to be given Blackhawks
Replies: 1
Views: 59

RFS to be given Blackhawks

RFS is to be given two Blackhawk helicopters

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-0 ... 273568.htm

Strange how the Chines knew about this before local media.

Can also find details on twitter
by Obscura
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:22 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

Update on the previous story Does not say much and still a bit vague about the public release of the report. Glad to see they realised the fire near me app was causing some confusion. Talk about tracking firefighters via the app using AVL. So would assume all RFS vehicles will have to be fitted with...
by Obscura
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: SES funding increase
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: SES funding increase

Rambler wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Probably because they've spent all their money on their "plus" re-branding :o
Rambler you are so cynical you just need to watch the video and all be become clear :lol:

Fire + Rescue NSW prepared for anything*



*Conditions apply
by Obscura
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: SES funding increase
Replies: 2
Views: 127

SES funding increase

SES will receive $54.6 million over four years for fleet upgrade.

https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/news/all-new ... ave-lives/

In other news FRNSW has to rent a ladder platform from the MFB
by Obscura
Tue May 29, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Hazard Reduction Burns - Pro or Con
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Hazard Reduction Burns - Pro or Con

The blame game ha started in W.A after the Albany fires. Expert questions the need for burn offs. Curtin University Professor and botanist Kingsley Dixon questioned the value of burn-offs. "We only have to look at the recent increase in budget to the prescribed burning this year of $5.5 million. Ov...
by Obscura
Sat May 26, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

Two Hats wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:17 am
But the main thing would be the lack of phone and wifi coverage to enable it's use in the remote areas in which these appliances will operate.
Has the RFS investigated the use of satellite communications such as satellite phone or broadband for these type of remote locations?
by Obscura
Fri May 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Hazard Reduction Burns - Pro or Con
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Hazard Reduction Burns - Pro or Con

From W.A The current Stirling Range fire was caused by an escaped prescribed burn. Source: Emergency WA https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/# Very good sight with lots of information click on fire location for more details. Story about the fires from ABC http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-25/wa-bushfire...
by Obscura
Fri May 25, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

Some photos of the RFS RCR prototype appliance.

https://www.flashover.com.au/photos-vid ... prototype/

Surprised there was no MDT. Is the appliance fitted with AVL?
Nice looking appliance.
by Obscura
Mon May 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

Thanks for that Rambler What happens where an isolated location which is beyond a 60 minute response time from the nearest rescue unit has been identified by the SRB, and the local RFS brigade does not want to do rescue? Or do they only intend to select remote locations where the local RFS brigade i...