Fire and Rescue NSW. Fire and Rescue NSW (previously known as New South Wales Fire Brigades), an agency of the Government of New South Wales, Australia, is responsible for firefighting, rescue and hazmat services in the major cities, metropolitan areas and towns across rural and regional New South Wales. Fire and Rescue NSW is the seventh largest urban fire service in the world, with over 6,800 firefighters serving at 339 fire stations throughout the state, 400 support staff, and 7,200 community fire unit volunteers. FRNSW attended over 194,000 incidents and undertook 57,000 community activities in 2011/12. FRNSW also works closely with the NSW Rural Fire Service in regional areas.
The agency operates pursuant to powers set out in the Fire Brigades Act 1989 (NSW) and was initially formed in 1910 as the New South Wales Fire Brigades, with its origins going back to 1884 as the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. History Fire and Rescue NSW in action. Paddington/Sydney, July 2012 Emblem Commissioner Eurocopter EC145. The Eurocopter EC145, now known as the Airbus Helicopters H145, is a twin-engine light utility helicopter developed and manufactured by Eurocopter, which was rebranded as Airbus Helicopters in 2014.
Originally referred to as the BK 117 C2, the EC145 is based upon the MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 C1, which became a part of the combined Eurocopter line-up in 1992 with the merger of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm's helicopter division of Daimler-Benz and the helicopter division of Aérospatiale-Matra to form Eurocopter. The EC145 is a twin-engine aircraft and can carry up to nine passengers along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for passenger transport, corporate transport, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue, parapublic and utility roles. In 2014, the EC145 was rebranded as the H145 by Airbus Helicopters. Development Origins External view of the forward cabin Internal view of an EC145's cabin Further development Design Peru. Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service is a helicopter surf lifesaving service that operates in Australia.
Founded in 1973 by Surf Life Saving Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, the service has carried out more than 50,000 flights ranging from patient transfers to search and rescue missions. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service is the largest non-profit search and rescue, and aeromedical retrieval service in Australia. Its aircraft and trained medical and operational crews respond quickly and effectively to emergencies threatening the life, health and safety of people caused through medical emergency, illness, natural disaster, accidents or mishap. The major sponsor of the helicopter services is Westpac, an Australian-based financial institution, with operations in New Zealand. Role The helicopters are tasked to undertake a number of different missions: Organisational structure Operations Flight crew Aircraft
Danish Emergency Management Agency. DEMA is capable of deploying abroad on request from another state or an international organisation. The decision to render assistance is taken in co-counsel with the Danish Foreign Ministry. DEMA can give support in instances of natural disasters and accidents, technological events and crises and civil wars. It is able to react quickly in acute situations and leave its home base within hours on smaller missions, and have the ability to deploy a mobile hospital in only 24 hours. History By the Danish Preparedness Act (Beredskabsloven), which came into force on 1 January 1992, the former WW2 era wartime civil defense corps was changed into a peace time "Emergency Management Agency", that could primarily work in peacetime.
DEMA and the public When the Civil Air Defense was created the vehicles were old gray trucks, and this truck-color was kept for many years. When on international deplyment the DEMA often uses discrete civilian clothing, mostly in a sand/brown color. WA will need twice as many firefighters in 2030 to cope with climate change – report | Australia news. Western Australia will need twice as many firefighters in 2030 to cope with increased bushfire risks caused by climate change, a report by the Climate Council has found. The Heat Is On report, released on Tuesday, said south-western WA, one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, was on track to have twice as many days of severe fire danger per year by 2090, “if global carbon emissions are not reduced”.
“To stabilise the climate and eventually halt the rising trend of extreme heat, carbon emissions need to be cut rapidly and deeply,” the report said. “Most of the world’s known reserves of coal, oil and gas will need to be left in the ground, including over 90% of Australia’s coal reserves.” WA has had more than 1,000 reported bushfire incidents since 1 January. On Tuesday afternoon an out-of-control bushfire at Casuarina, 40km south of Perth, was declared a threat to lives and homes by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (Dfes). “That’s going to be a tough place to live.”
Australia volunteer bush fire brigade. Wa emergency fire services new headquarters cost. Study confirms cancer cluster among CFA Fiskville firefighters in Victoria | Society. Firefighters who worked at a Country Fire Authority facility in Victoria’s Ballarat region have a higher incidence of skin, testicular and brain cancers, a comprehensive study has found. The study, conducted by Monash University, examined cancer and death rates linked to the Fiskville site between 1971 and 1999. It found 69 cancers were among the 606 people who worked and trained there, resulting in 16 deaths.
Releasing the findings on Wednesday, the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, told reporters the research confirmed “beyond any reasonable doubt” that there was a statistically significant increase in cancers associated with firefighters who worked at the site. “This is a very tragic report,” he said. “The evidence is becoming clearer and clearer each day that people have become sick because of this place. People have died because of this place.” Of 95 high-risk workers traced, 25 had cancer and six had passed away from their cancer, the study found.
“We’re not expendable. WA bushfires: Two firefighters trapped in burning ute | Australia news. Two volunteer firefighters were trapped in a burning ute while fighting a bushfire at a Department of Defence facility east of Perth on Tuesday. Emergency services minister Joe Francis said the Bindoon Bushfire Brigade volunteers were forced to shelter in their LandCruiser after being surrounded by flames. It’s one of the most potentially serious incidents survived by firefighters in a week that has seen 40 firefighters injured while fighting the Sampson Flat fire in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, and a Victorian firefighter receive facial burns while fighting a grassfire. Francis said he did not yet know how the volunteers had become trapped or why they were working in an area that became dangerous. “Any fire is unfortunately very unpredictable in its behaviour,” he said. “They were in a situation where they could not move their light tanker out of the way of the fire, the fire came towards them, and they deployed their fire protection gear.
South Australia fires: Hopes rise of halting Adelaide blaze. 6 January 2015Last updated at 22:47 ET Firefighters tackling a large bushfire in South Australia say they are growing more confident they can contain it. The fire has been raging across some 12,500 hectares (30,888 acres) of the Adelaide Hills since last Friday. More than 100 people have needed hospital treatment, while at least 38 homes and 125 outhouses have been destroyed and livestock has died. Extra fire crews have been brought in ahead of forecast high winds and temperatures above 38C. But temperatures are expected to fall later in the week, with an increased chance of rain at the weekend. The South Australian County Fire Service (CFS) said the fire - at Sampson Flat in the Mount Lofty Ranges, outside of the city of Adelaide - still had "hot spots with the potential to ignite unburnt ground".
CFS incident controller Scott Turner said it was now 85% contained, and that though conditions remained severe, they were not as bad as when the fire first broke out. Have your say. State Emergency Service. Western Australia SES OKA 4wd vehicle Victorian SES volunteers working to free the victim of a car crash The State Emergency Service (SES) is an Australian volunteer organisation that provides emergency help during and after declared (natural or otherwise) disasters. The SES is also the primary or secondary agency for emergencies, such as storm damage, flood damage, building damage, traffic hazards and road crash rescue. In other scenarios the SES may provide a support role to other agencies, particularly police and fire.
The SES is operational 24 hours a day. History The Civil Defence Service began in Australia in 1955. The SES is one of many public safety organisations using AIIMS (Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System). Functions The SES provides assistance to local communities in times of need. Funding The SES encourages members of the community to donate via stalls set up at local events (e.g. school fetes or other community-based events). See also Bombardier 415. The Bombardier 415 Superscooper (formerly Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper) is a Canadian amphibious aircraft purpose-built as a water bomber. It is an aircraft designed and built specifically for aerial firefighting and is based on the company's CL-215 flying boat. It is marketed in the United States as the "Superscooper. " Design and development In 1987, following market trends towards more efficient, powerful and reliable turboprop powerplants, Canadair undertook the task of retrofitting 17 CL-215 airframes with the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF engines, providing a 15% power increase over the original piston engines as well as enhanced reliability and safety.
The retrofitted aircraft were designated CL-215T and also featured many aerodynamic and systems improvements including powered flight controls, cockpit air conditioning, as well as upgraded electrical and avionics systems. Operational history Of the 76 built, seven have been removed from service due to accidents. Canada. Supacat - High Mobility and All Terrain Vehicles - Supacat. Department of Fire and Emergency Services. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), formerly the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA), is a statutory government authority created in January 1999 to administer the following legislation within the state of Western Australia: Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia Act 1998Fire Brigades Act 1942Bush Fires Act 1954Emergency Services Levy Act 2002Emergency Management Act 2005 This is effected through the management of the following services: The Fire and Rescue ServiceThe Volunteer Fire and Rescue ServiceThe Bush Fire ServiceThe State Emergency ServiceVolunteer Marine Rescue ServicesEmergency Management ServicesCommunity Safety Services Fire and Rescue Service of Western Australia The inaugural meeting of the Fire Brigades' Board was held on 16 January 1899.
In 1999, with the creation of FESA, brought together the Fire and Rescue Service, and the Bush Fire Service to form the Fire Services Division of FESA. Rescue stations australia. Rnli. Rigid-hulled inflatable boat. RNLI inshore rescue boat during Falmouth Lifeboat Day, August 2006 Uses include work boats (supporting shore facilities or larger ships) in trades that operate on the water, as well as use as lifeboats and military craft, where they are used in patrol roles and to transport troops between vessels or ashore. History See Inflatable boat – History for earlier history. Origins in Britain In 1964, Rear-Admiral Desmond J. By 1966 the students had built a further five rigid inflatable boats – Aphrodite (15 ft), Triton (16 ft) and X1–X3. By that time Des Hoare had concluded that for the conditions under which they operated a boat of around 18 feet long was optimum which led to X4 (launched 1966), X5 and X6 (launched 1967), and X7 to X8 (launched 1968).
All the above boats’ hulls were built from plywood. The first commercial RIB is believed to be the Avon Rubber Co Searider which was launched at the January 1969 London Boat Show. Introduction to North America Performance Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle. The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle or Infantry Mobility Vehicle is an Australian-built wheeled armoured vehicle. The Bushmaster is based on a design by Irish company Timoney Technology Ltd under a licence agreement with Perry Engineering in Adelaide; that licence was sold, with permission granted by Timoney as required by the licence terms, to Thales Australia. Once the Bushmaster was selected by the Australian Army after trials in 1998 to meet the Bushranger project requirements, the range of variants was developed further by Thales Australia in Bendigo. Oshkosh Truck has a contract to provide support and would manufacture in the US if there was an American order.
The Bushmaster is currently in service with the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Army and British Army. Design The role of the Bushmaster is to provide armoured transport, with infantry dismounting from the vehicle before going into action. Variants A pre-production Bushmaster.