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by Nafenn
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Victorian Water Bombers
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Victorian Water Bombers

Kingy wrote:I presume for the Northcliffe fire that these would be operated out of Busselton?
It depends on how much runway they need... if need be they will operate out of Perth.
by Nafenn
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Other incidents/minor fires etc - 2014/2015
Replies: 61
Views: 13716

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 Bul...
by Nafenn
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Other incidents/minor fires etc - 2014/2015
Replies: 61
Views: 13716

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

Yes it was O'Connor, who were stationed at Canning Vale I think. I guess they may have been a spare appliance manned by a relief crew? As stated above resources were all over the place and stretched very thin that night. I believe Rockingham 1st was at Welshpool. Better late than never: The O'Conno...
by Nafenn
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: General fire discussions
Replies: 1596
Views: 117172

Re: General fire discussions

Good news for the Volunteers who are taking time off work for the Boddington and Northcliffe Fires, a state of emergency has been declared: This means that employment protection kicks in: EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION FOR VOLUNTEERS The employment protection provisions of the Emergency Management Act 2005 (...
by Nafenn
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Victorian Water Bombers
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Victorian Water Bombers

roland985 wrote:Indeed, I know the person who suggested them be sent. It happened fast.
Goood call whoever did... the smaller bombers down there are struggling with the intensity of the fire aparently
by Nafenn
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Victorian Water Bombers
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Victorian Water Bombers

I have just been advised that the 2 heavy water bombers from Victoria are inbound to Pearce this morning:

BMBR390 (C130) ETA 1055
BMBR391 (RJ85) ETA 1135
by Nafenn
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 235
Views: 85694

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

Have set up a couple of receivers on WAERN and there's a significant delay in audio between the repeaters, which probably explains everyone talking over the top of each other (the local repeater sounds like it's quiet but someone else has already started talking) With 205 and 380 going i'm not hear...
by Nafenn
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Major fires and incidents
Topic: Significant bush fires 2014/15
Replies: 129
Views: 26577

Re: Significant bush fires 2014/15

tree/grass/scrub fire Hidden Valley Rd Parkerville - Called 88 on arrival from Mundaring FPO
by Nafenn
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: New rules on 3rd alarm fires
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Re: New rules on 3rd alarm fires

Makes sence to me... considering 3rd alarm is an automatic turnout for the ICV in theory
by Nafenn
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Major fires and incidents
Topic: Significant bush fires 2014/15
Replies: 129
Views: 26577

Re: Significant bush fires 2014/15

Large Bushfire going near the Bindoon Army Firing Range in Wannamal. The fire is outside 6AR/6IP coverage, so nothing is coming through over the scanner. Property under threat, 3x CFRS on the way for asset protection, Air Support on the way as well So far the following have gone up there: Wannamal W...
by Nafenn
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: General fire discussions
Replies: 1596
Views: 117172

Re: Significant bush fires 2014/15

Diceman wrote:Now level 2
and yet they've stood down the FRS units
by Nafenn
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Major fires and incidents
Topic: Significant bush fires 2014/15
Replies: 129
Views: 26577

Re: Significant bush fires 2014/15

3rd Alarm Bushfire - Patterson Road X Ennis Rd (Near Bunnings) Rockingham Rockingham 1st arrived, 88 Called. Fire is fast moving, rapid spotting with very high fuel load. property likely to be under threat within 20 minutes - Air Support, 6x 3.4s or similar and WAPOL Requested. Estimating 2 hours to...
by Nafenn
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Streaming DFES scanner audio
Replies: 235
Views: 85694

Re: Streaming DFES scanner audio

kinetic_skink wrote:
yorky wrote:SJA has been digital encrypted for ages now?
Bummer
To be fair, not much is really said over the SJA radio network - Unlike the DFES system 99% of information is passed through Mobile Phones and Ambicad System.
by Nafenn
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Nearmap Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Re: Nearmap Aircraft

I can tell you that they used to use VH-MIQ... as for the current aircraft - no idea. They typically do use C210s tho.
by Nafenn
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: APRS - part two
Replies: 124
Views: 17015

Re: APRS - part two

That it was! If only we had all 3 Nav lights we could have flown back at night :(