Category Archives: Firefighting

NSW USAR TF1 – visit to the Training Complex ….

On the first afternoon of the AFAC Conference, we had the opportunity to visit the Fire & Rescue NSW USAR Training Complex. A small drive out from town we were told but I suppose 45 km is a small drive for Sydney … Continue reading

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July 2011 – 12 of 12 …

Today was to an average sort of day so I thought I would match Foursquare check-ins I had during the day with a photo of each location. It ended up I had too many photos today with the day almost … Continue reading

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32 Hours to Reno ….

The day started early at 6:30 am with some last minute packing. A see you later to Jenny and Bradley (Rachael was on a Scout Camp) then drive into Adelaide Fire Station to drop off the company car. Hopefully it … Continue reading

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March 2011 – “12 of 12”

Doesn’t time fly – here it is again another 12th of the month. Having had a Japanese Student (Yukari from Morioka), the happenings in Japan over the last 24 hours were of interest. Yukari was heading home to Japan today … Continue reading

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A week in Port Lincoln …

One of our Regional Fire Stations is in Port Lincoln which has just been replaced with a new station. The new station is an impressive show-piece for the Metropolitan Fire Service and forms part of the Emergency Services Precinct where … Continue reading

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12 of 12 August 2010 – Breathing Apparatus ……

The day didn’t start well with a couple of Geocaching Events I was planning being knocked back for approval. After doing a little research and a letter to the Ump, I hope that he will reconsider the Events and have … Continue reading

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10 Years of Geocaching …

After attending the 60th Anniversary of Blackwood CFS at the Blackwood Football Club, it was time to head back down to Adelaide to Celebrate Ten Years of Geocaching. On 3rd May 2000 the first cache was hidden by Dave Ulmer … Continue reading

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2010 SAPES Games Stair Race

What a busy day today. Four things on starting at 8:00 am with the Stair Race at Wakefield House for the SAPES Games. I was asked to fill in for the organiser back in 2008 and I am still doing … Continue reading

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The OC to Ventura County …

My last day in the US this time round was spent visiting Fire Departments at opposite ends of Los Angeles. The morning was spent with Battalion Chief Mike Ferdig of Orange County Fire Authority at their Headquarters in Irvine. This … Continue reading

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High Desert California ….

Today I had a chance to drive through some of the country that we would normally see alight with wildfires. Taking the I-15 through the Sierra’s to Baker and Death Valley, it was easy to see why the wildfires get … Continue reading

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