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Car Fire, Parramatta Road at Annandale

Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task.

 

All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.

 


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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012

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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012 -33.888187, 151.165884 http://www.liveitseeit.com/?p=174Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task. All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.  

 

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Crane Partially Collapses After Catching in Fire at UTS Construction Site, Sydney

A tower crane working at the UTS site on Broadway this morning has caught fire and then partially collapsed, with the boom falling across a building.

Inspector Mark Reilly from Fire & Rescue NSW reports the fire is some 65 metres above ground and involved a 1000L diesel tank used to power the crane. The incident has caused large exclusion zones for vehicles and pedestrians, causing extensive travel delays around the city.

Social media networks were rapidly updated as passersby posted updates and photos firstly of the fire and then showing the collapse. Five of these are included below.



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Structure Fire – Log Cabin Motel, Penrith NSW

NSW Fire & Rescue crews were responded to the historic Log Cabin Motel on the banks of the Nepean River in Penrith on the evening of March 9, 2012. On arrival they found a fire in a ceiling space caused by a down light. Approximately 100 persons were evacuated from the premises.

After initially calling for a 2nd alarm response, crews upgraded to a 3rd alarm with firefighting efforts hampered by an electrical supply that could not be isolated. The fire took hold in the roof space, with a further call for a 5th Alarm response. With the fire taking hold, crews were withdrawn from the building for safety and operations continued with aerial appliances and handlines from outside the building.

The fire caused significant damage to the building, and firefighters continued to work through the night to fully extinguish the blaze.

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P77 St Marys at work on the Log Cabin Motel fire in PenrithThe fire in March 2012 went to at least a 5th Alarm as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

 

Aerial Pumper 97 Huntingwood at the Log Cabin Motel FireIn only a short time in service this new appliance has attended a number of significant fires in Western Sydney

Ladder Platform 27 Parramatta at work on the Log Cabin Fire in PenrithThe fire in March 2012 went to at least a 5th Alarm as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

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Yeoman’s Hazard Reduction Burn

 


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WA Fire & Rescue Service – Incident Control Vehicle

WA Fire & Rescue run one Incident Control Vehicle (ICV) in the Perth Metro area. The main role of the ICV is to enable communication, command and control at large scale incidents.

ICVs are equipped with Radios and other communications equipment such as facsimile, mobile telephone and data/internet capabilities to enable connectivity with the Communications Centre, and with crews at the incident. The ICV is also a location for the Incident Controller (IC) and Incident Management Team (IMT) to operate from.

 

Earlier models predominantly provided communications terminals and a small workspace internally, and carried awnings or tents to establish a larger working area outside the vehicle.
ICV2 at a Scrub Fire in Star Swamp

The outside of these earlier models was often utilised for ‘battle boards’ showing resource deployment, and Incident maps
ICV3 on Display at Perth's Open Day in 2004, with ICV2 in the background

 

The latest ICV for FRSWA saw a major upgrade, featuring a custom made body on a Scania Crew Cab Chassis. The ICV features a slide out section, which increases the internal workspace. The internal space provides separate communications and IMT space. A dedicated stairway and window enables the separation of crews reporting to the ICV from the IMT operations, reducing distraction and clutter.
WA Fire & Rescue's ICV at a large industrial fire near Perth Airport in 2010

Vehicle Details

ICV2: 1988 Nissan W40

ICV3: 1985 Toyota Coaster

ICV5: Scania P310 Crew Cab, with Purpose Built rear Body section.

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Rosenbauer 3G Advanced Technology Fire Appliance

Rosenbauer and Sasgar are currently conducting a roadshow of the latest generation of Firefighting appliance from Rosenbauer. They are visiting a number of cities and Fire Services on the East Coast. For more info, search Facebook or Google for the respective companies.

I was invited along for a photo shoot around Sydney Harbour. Unfortunately a late storm front came in on an otherwise fantastic Sydney evening. With the tough lighting, particularly lighting the appliance I ended up going for some over the top processing to beef up the appliance. Please leave comments on this post or the images if you have any opinions or suggestions on the processing.

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Rosenbauer and Sasgar are currently conduting a roadshow of the latest generation of Firefighting appliance from Rosenbauer. They are visiting a number of cities and Fire Services on the East Coast. For more info, search Facebook or Google for the respective companies.