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Heyfield Fire 18 - 20th Jan, 2013 Print E-mail
Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

I was recently deployed with Strike team 0803 to Heyfield in Eastern Victoria to help fight the fires that had burnt through Heyfield, Seaton and Glenmaggie. I was on night shift on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th of Jan, 2013. These are some of the photos I took over those few days.



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Dandenong Bypass Fire - Jan 4th 2013 Print E-mail
Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00

January 4th, 2013 - Grass & Scrub fire on the Dandenong Bypass. Very hot & dry day with some wind. I spent some of the day driving the forward command vehicle and the rest of the day manning a fill point, providing water to the trucks.

Here's a few photos from my phone -

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Fire near Serpentine. Nov 2012 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00

During a trip to Serpentine in country Victoria, a small grass fire broke out. I was involved with the innitial fire fight and worked to keep the flanks under control as best as possible while waiting for the CFA to arrive. Unfortunately, the fire fighting equipment on hand was lacking, consisting of a number of 9kg water extinguishers and some towels to use as beaters.

The CFA crew from Serpentine made short work of the fire.

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Keysborough Fire Station Floods - Feb 2011 Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 February 2011 18:41

In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, huge amounts of water have been dumped on Victoria. These are some photos of the flooding at the Keysbough Fire Station.

Within days of the flooding, the fire station was gutted and cleaned out. It only took a few weeks for new carpet and cabinets to be installed. The station is looking better now than it ever has before.

Structural Fire Fighting Training Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 August 2010 22:30

On a weekend in August 2010, I attended the South Eastern Training Ground, Bangholme Campus (Originally known as SETG) to undertake Structural Fire Fighting training. Here's some photos I took while there:

There's a video after the jump...

Kinglake Fires 2009 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 10:33
Saturday 7th Feb 2009 saw Australia's most devastating fires. Thousands of homes destroyed and hundreds of people lost their lives.

I was privileged enough to be able to enter the Kinglake complex in my role as a CFA volunteer. First on Monday 9th and again on Friday 13th. On the second trip to Kinglake, I took my camera in an attempt to capture some of what I saw while I was there. These are my photos.

Kinglake Complex Fires 13/02/2009

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Strike Team - Bullumwaal, Jan 2007 Print E-mail
Monday, 15 January 2007 18:51

Bullumwaal, Victoria Australia, Jan 11 - 14, 2007 - Strike Team 0834

CFA Fire fighters from Region 8 joined the fire fight in Bullumwaal, North of Bairnsdale in Victoria's East. Strike team 0834 were tasked to support the DSE in back burning activities for two days.

Strike Team - Falls Creek, Dec 2006 Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 December 2006 18:49

Falls Creek,Victoria Australia Dec 13 - 16, 2006 - Strike Team 0803

House Fire 22/01/06 Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 January 2006 17:17

The temperature today in Melbourne pushed it's way past 43 Deg ( 109F ) and it was always going to be a bad day for fires - but this isn't quite what we were expecting.

Burning Unit

Hot Fire Training SETG Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2005 18:47

Hot Fire Training at SETG (CFA Training College, Bangholme, Vic)


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