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by Two Hats
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: RFS to be given Blackhawks
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: RFS to be given Blackhawks

RFS is to be given two Blackhawk helicopters http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-06/22/c_137273568.htm Strange how the Chines knew about this before local media. Can also find details on twitter The 'official' Chinese media likely have a far greater interest in what is happening with former Austr...
by Two Hats
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Tathra / Bega Valley Bushfire Report Submitted to Minister
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Tathra / Bega Valley Bushfire Report Submitted to Minister

Alfie, you seem to have missed a few things of relevance in your post; -The actual wording and intent of s20 of the Fire Brigades Act -The effect of s7 of the Fire Brigades Act -The powers of the RFS under s38 of the Rural Fires Act; and -The primacy of the Rural Fires Act in Rural Fire Districts ( ...
by Two Hats
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Tathra / Bega Valley Bushfire Report Submitted to Minister
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Tathra / Bega Valley Bushfire Report Submitted to Minister

Thanks Obscura. From the referenced article: "The minister said he has told both Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service they will now be responding to fires across the state together" Seemingly another fence has been dismantled. In this case it could mean that Fire Districts and Rural F...
by Two Hats
Fri May 25, 2018 11:17 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-video-nsw-rfs-light-rescue-prototype/ Surprised there was no MDT. Is the appliance fitted with AVL? Nice looking appliance. MDT's are not a RFS thing (yet), they're probably waiting for the reliability issues to be ...
by Two Hats
Thu May 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

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 ;) "Capability Matrix Working Group The Board endorsed the key principles and findings...
by Two Hats
Thu May 24, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

Sydneycomms, it was the SRB as a whole who as developed the concept of remote RCR to fill SRB identified gaps, not the RFS. In fact at a few of the locations (all determined by the SRB) there is a SES presence, but the SES choose not pursue a RCR or GLR role (at Moulamein it was apparently due to a ...
by Two Hats
Mon May 21, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 36
Views: 5969

Re: RFS and Rescue

The new NSW RFS Light Rescue appliance (Toyota Landcruiser) went on display yesterday at a conference. Here's the RFS blurb that on a board that was with it. "NSWRFS - LIGHT RESCUE PROTOTYPE - It was identified by the State Rescue Board that a number of isolated locations are beyond a 60 minute resp...
by Two Hats
Fri May 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this the beginning of the end of ASNSW rescue
Replies: 16
Views: 2195

Re: Is this the beginning of the end of ASNSW rescue

NSWA should have spare rescue trucks and it's likely one of these is in use.

To my knowledge, when the metro NSWA staions lost GLR, their trucks were retained by NSWA rather than disposed of.
by Two Hats
Thu May 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Plus Rescue??
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Fire Plus Rescue??

Wondering if the non SRB rescue stations should be referred to as Fire - Rescue NSW (Fire minus Rescue NSW)? :roll:
by Two Hats
Wed May 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Changes being made after Tathra
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Changes being made after Tathra

The fire approach to Tathra was documented on Twitter by a person using the hashtag #FRNSW, and their account was far more accurate than anything coming from the RFS. When the first tweet appeared it showed a photo of a large column of thick black smoke. While the RFS fire near me website showed th...