Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Screech » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:47 pm

Appears to have been a training exercise.

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:33 pm

So I have heard! It also appears I missed the first part of their transmission when they said "This is a drill"! I think I need to check my aerial connections! :wink:

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by best job » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:48 pm

It's very unusual to transmit on 6AR during a drill, me thinks someone forgot to change the transmit from ch55 mid band to a simplex channel.
Using a ladder during a foam incident would be very unusual as well. I reckon more of a comms drill than a practical drill as these aren't usually carried out during the high season, especially at Maddington.
Had me worried for a minute!

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:46 pm

In case you're wondering what all the smoke is! Have not heard a classification but it is now under control.

Abernethy x Daddow

Welshpool 1st
Belmont
Maddington 3.4
Canning vale 2.4

Edit: Just classified as a 2nd alarm. How they justify these classifications beats me!

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:06 pm

Mandurah 1st Just called 88 for a structure fire. Missed the location.
Mandurah 2nd and Rockingham heading there. I heard a location similar to 125 airport drive..... However I can't find that address.
Requesting police and also large reserve opposite which is under threat.

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by AusRover » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:18 am

88 3rd alarm Pridmore Glenn Clarkson x Cody

Butler
Joondalup
Wangara
Osborne Park SET
DO Perth (stood down)
DO West Coastal

Brick and tile house fully engulfed. Primary search in progress.
FIO requested.
Request Chaplain

Three lines of hose deployed.

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:27 am

Fourth alarm structure fire - Myer, Morley Galleria. Smoke on third floor.

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:54 am

Zebedee wrote:Fourth alarm structure fire - Myer, Morley Galleria. Smoke on third floor.
According to this and this, fire was in a stairwell and smoke got onto the third floor. Fire is now out.

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by ntilbury » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:25 am

[quote="AusRover"]In case you're wondering what all the smoke is! Have not heard a classification but it is now under control.

Abernethy x Daddow

Welshpool 1st
Belmont
Maddington 3.4
Canning vale 2.4

Edit: Just classified as a 2nd alarm. How they justify these classifications beats me![/quote]

They base it on the number of pumps that where/are required. Hence you had pumps from Welshpool 1st and Belmont, therefore classified a 2nd Alarm. 3.4 and 2.4 aren't considered pumps.

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by meg » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:13 am

All - I've moved the last couple of posts to the General Fire Discussion thread.

Let's keep this on topic (please see first post in this thread from VK6HGR if you need any clarification on that!)

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by nachoman » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:51 pm

Structure Fire 145 Beringarra Rd Malaga

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Geoff » Sat May 03, 2014 9:22 pm

5th alarm factory fire in Balcatta.

Waterco, 2 Stretton Place, Balcatta.

Control point: Balcatta Control - 25 Ledgar Road. Control channel: 99.

All attending units must arrive from the south due to hazardous smoke/fumes.

DFES have issued an alert stating that Gwelup, Carine, Hamersley and Balcatta may be impacted by smoke and fumes.
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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Helitak_670 » Sat May 03, 2014 9:26 pm

2120 I saw murdoch set go over the narrows bridge

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Sat May 03, 2014 9:28 pm

Fifth alarm structure fire with hazmat in Balcatta. Level 2 incident. Not sure of units attending, suspect it'll be a "send everybody!" :)

They're asking for grade 3 refreshments for 70 personnel. They've also put out a request for extra BA cylinders.

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Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

Post by Zebedee » Sat May 03, 2014 9:42 pm

Ch7 News Reporter's Twitter feed reporting toxic smoke may be blown over surrounding suburbs from this Balcatta fire...

https://twitter.com/Grant_Wynne/status/ ... 04/photo/1

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