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by observer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: West Perth Fire Station
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Re: West Perth Fire Station

I think 3 pumps are at Vincent. 2 are from Daglish and 1 from Perth (now called Vincent). Daglish is currently closed for renovations my sources tell me.
by observer
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Other incidents/minor fires etc - 2014/2015
Replies: 61
Views: 15494

Re: Other incidents/minor fires etc - 2014/2015

I believe they were using the call sign "O'Conner" as the vehicles were sourced from the O'Conner workshops, not from Forrestfield. In the past they have used vehicles from Forrestfield, but it is possible that all Forrestfield appliances were already committed with staff and volunteer crews at Bull...
by observer
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Concept Evaluation Vehicle (Rescue)
Replies: 12
Views: 4001

Re: Concept Evaluation Vehicle (Rescue)

P.S. My understanding is you can't completely fill this appliance up ( or any of the 1.4's ) as it will put them over their allowable weight. No DFES vehicles are ever loaded above the maximum weight. That would be illegal and definitely not be done. Series 1 HSR - now has reduced water capacity an...
by observer
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: DFES digital
Replies: 48
Views: 11000

Re: DFES digital

From what I have heard is that trials were conducted using digital UHF radios. I believe the aim is that these will be introduced in the metro area by the end of the year. Weather thsi is career only or includes Volies, who knows.
by observer
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: General fire discussions
Replies: 1603
Views: 135579

Re: General fire discussions

whodini wrote:What is a "section 13"? As ones was just declared at glen Forrest....
It is Section 13 of the Bushfire Act 1954 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/c ... 9/s13.html. Basically it outlines how DFES can take control of a fire from local Government or CALM.
by observer
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: General fire discussions
Replies: 1603
Views: 135579

Re: Other incidents/minor fires etc - 2012/2013

It isn't as simple as saying "put more staff on the trucks". Where are the staff going to come from? Considering that budget cuts are going to take effect, and there is talk that recruiting may be one casualty, the so called simple solution isn't so easy. Saying that there may be a case in the futur...
by observer
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: BFB/VFRS fitness test
Replies: 10
Views: 3046

Re: BFB/VFRS fitness test

What Eastern state volunteer brigades require you to pass a fitness test? What does this test involve? Thanks
by observer
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: W.A Fire Appliances
Replies: 790
Views: 100252

Re: W.A Fire Appliances

thats funny because our cheif when to where ever is getting made and took picture of it and the 12.2 but all good everyone can beleve what they like !! all i know is our ICV is nearly ready Sounds like our new truck. We were supposed to get it in the middle of last year. This came from the horses m...
by observer
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: WAERN use
Replies: 42
Views: 9380

Re: WAERN use

To be fair you find that sometimes radio transmitions are not picked up. The user believes the airway is clear and then talks, only to find out later on that they are talking over another unit. I have witnesed this on numerous occasions. Also you often get people pressing the PTT button at the same ...
by observer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Helitak Thread
Replies: 462
Views: 68645

Re: Helitak Thread

I'll double check, but I thought i remember reading an internal document stating it actually had a 7500 tank fitted to it. The aircranes can be fitted with a 9000l or a 7500l tank. The aircranes are promoted as having the ability to deliver upto 9000l, which is true (and is what FESA would promote, ...
by observer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Helitak Thread
Replies: 462
Views: 68645

Re: Helitak Thread

Not necessary. They have been used over east in scenarios you have just described. They can drop water close to houses, and have done so many times before. With crews working near the fire, procedures for the aircrane are no different than fixed wing or helitaks. You recieve a 1 minute inbound and y...
by observer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Private Vehicles
Replies: 23
Views: 4179

Re: Private Vehicles

Unfortunately I have witnessed this happen a few times before. There may even be photos still around of one well known person in the southern suburbs who's private vehicle you could easily be mistaken as a fire brigade vehicle. I was talking to the police one night regarding this situation. They inf...
by observer
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: General fire discussions
Replies: 1603
Views: 135579

Re: General fire discussions

Read it correctly. DEC to loose "EMERGENCY" responsibility. Not the whole thing. Ie you will tend to see FESA run more incidents initially with the help of DEC. example, a FESA DM/CFM arrives and due to lack of FESA resources he calls on DEC and I guess that is how the show will roll. The key words...
by observer
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: General fire discussions
Replies: 1603
Views: 135579

Re: General fire discussions

Ford Trader were used as light pumpers (refered to as Type 2 pumpers), similiar to the Mazda in WA. As I said there are some exemptions and this is one. There were a couple of these still in use in small country towns. In regards to tankers you would be very hard pressed to find one that has done mo...
by observer
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: General fire discussions
Replies: 1603
Views: 135579

Re: Significant bush fires 2011/12

@ Philby, CFA had 30yr old tankers heading out to fires, most probably still do around that age. Its still an appliance, still does the job, has the gear and more importantly has got the experiance of crew to take it on. Just have to say good on them! Perhaps FESA may give them a better appliance. ...