Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by chrissss » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:00 pm

is wa sending anything?

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by treeny » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:02 pm

we have offered 24 specially trained firefighters. don't know how specially trained.... but yer, that's wot we've offered
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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by chrissss » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:04 pm

oh ok, bfs vfrs or cfrs?

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by dlcat1 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:06 pm

I've just had a look at CNN and BBC for their take on it. I hope you guys get a smile out of what I've found.

According to CNN, the "country's Fire Protection Authority" is on the case, "smoke from the fires in NSW drifted over Sydney" prompting one "Victorian resident to look at the blackening sky and flee" and all this at the same time as "60% of Queensland is flooded". I'm not sure they even know where Austria, sorry Australia, is.

The BBC was much better, only finding "30,000 ha of the Australian bush" had burnt.

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by dlcat1 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:08 pm

treeny wrote:we have offered 24 specially trained firefighters. don't know how specially trained.... but yer, that's wot we've offered

Also mentioned WA police victim ID unit. I'd expect the WA firies will be IMTs. Without your own equipment and in totally different country with totally different weather, sending fire crews might be worth it.

NSW Update:

Fire of major concern at Peats Ridge-Southerly change arrived and blowing fire back away from containment lines =D> Suspect to face court tomorrow.

No other properties threatened at this stage :D

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by treeny » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:19 pm

i believe the firies would be FRS. with our expected temps for the week i think they might wanna keep our BFS guys here, and i doubt if bosses would let their BFS vollies go.

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Nine News confirmed that one of the fatalities was a man confined to a motorised wheelchair.

when i heard this my heard sank. i feel so sorry for the people who have perished


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Id like to extend my thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims of all the fires raging throughout the country. I can't help but imagine what it feels like to lose your family home.

And to the CFA firies, GOD BLESS YOU, YOU ARE SAINTS
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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by dlcat1 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:02 pm

Yeah, i'll second that if it means anything coming from an agnostic.

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by robbage » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:16 am

rambler318 wrote:He was an Icon on TV in Victoria.
I got everything I need to know; Brian told me so. That was the theme when I lived there. :?
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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by Sinbin » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:12 am

just heard that the death toll has reached 104 and officially the worst in recorded history.
my heart goes out to all affected by this
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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by radiotech » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:58 am

It's shot up to 108:
http://www.news.com.au

Blanket coverage, courtesy of 3AW:
http://www.3aw.com.au/displayPopUpPlaye ... com.au/3aw

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by 4353 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:55 am

chrissss wrote:is wa sending anything?
Chris media reports this morning said we are sending "24 specialised fire fighters" from the forrestry department <direct quote> so im guessing DEC maybe those that havent been called should expect a call shortly.

A FESA representaive stated they are having a conference call today to see what other resources we may need to send keeping in mind the weather we are going to have at this week.
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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by gkoutlis » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:16 am

4353 wrote:
chrissss wrote:is wa sending anything?
Chris media reports this morning said we are sending "24 specialised fire fighters" from the forrestry department <direct quote> so im guessing DEC maybe those that havent been called should expect a call shortly.

A FESA representaive stated they are having a conference call today to see what other resources we may need to send keeping in mind the weather we are going to have at this week.
Pretty much spot on there Chrissss - see here - http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx? ... tID=123588

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by radiotech » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:16 am

Your also sending $1mil to the relief fund...
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25 ... 77,00.html

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by Tyranus » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:48 am

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Re: Fires in Vic, SA and NSW Feb 09

Post by philby » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:25 pm

The news reported FESA is sending 24 of our finest over there to help.
any idea of who eg frs, bfs support?

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