3rd alarm rescue

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3rd alarm rescue

Post by Leigh » Wed May 21, 2014 8:51 pm

3rd alarm rescue involving a bus on toodyay rd near noble falls tavern. Four people trapped, 3 critical, rescue 65 en route. Numerous appliances onsite.

2055: Have just been told by a source that rescue 65 has aborted due to fog. Truly hope this isnt correct.

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Re: 3rd alarm rescue

Post by Zebedee » Wed May 21, 2014 9:48 pm

Leigh wrote:3rd alarm rescue involving a bus on toodyay rd near noble falls tavern. Four people trapped, 3 critical, rescue 65 en route. Numerous appliances onsite.

2055: Have just been told by a source that rescue 65 has aborted due to fog. Truly hope this isnt correct.
Mundaring, Wundowie and Kalmunda VFRSes have all been turned out to "Traffic accident - rescue bus vs ditch, Toodyay Rd Gidgegannup x Stoneville Rd"

Was upgraded at 20:18 to a fourth alarm then downgraded again at 20:25 to a third alarm, standing down Wundowie. Chaplain advised. Media Liaison advised of a "confirmed 3rd alarm rescue, 38 trapped, school bus. Toodyay Rd Gidgegannup x The Springs Road"

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Re: 3rd alarm rescue

Post by Reevesy89 » Wed May 21, 2014 10:52 pm

Any update?

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Re: 3rd alarm rescue

Post by matth2004 » Thu May 22, 2014 9:34 am

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/twent ... zrkll.html

Leigh wrote:
> 2055: Have just been told by a source that rescue 65 has aborted due to fog. Truly
> hope this isnt correct.

Looks like it was :(

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Re: 3rd alarm rescue

Post by helimedic » Fri May 23, 2014 6:44 pm

Leigh wrote:

> 2055: Have just been told by a source that rescue 65 has aborted due to fog. Truly
> hope this isn't correct.

Leigh,

If there is a low cloud ceiling or fog on the ground Rescue 65 will not be able to land at any incident.

Regards

Helimedic.

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Re: 3rd alarm rescue

Post by Leigh » Fri May 23, 2014 9:03 pm

Completly understand helimedic - I work in aviation (rotor).

Was just expressing my dismay at how serious the situation was sounding.

The medics/pilots of rescue 65 do an amazing job to which many west australians owe their lives.

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Re: 3rd alarm rescue

Post by meg » Fri May 23, 2014 9:11 pm

Please move this to a discussion topic people!

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