Tuesday, 17 January 2012

If you go down to the woods today...

This month's training found us out on an area familiarisation trip down to the Basin where we were lucky enough to find a camp-fire still just smouldering enough (tsk tsk to the neglectful campers that left it but thanks anyway) for a top cup of billy tea.

For those that preferred a more modern beverage we were happy to provide instant Cappuccino replete with sprinkles :)

Fortified by morning tea we dealt swiftly with the raging camp-fire and it was back to station in time for a Code 3 and Meredith's home-cooked chicken tortilla soup with crusty bread made with Steve's own fair and clean hands.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Another joint training event this Sunday

Bucketty will be hosting a joint Village Firefighter training event this Sunday as part of our regular training schedule.

Commence 1000 [0930 for coffee] and Meredith is providing lunch for us all at the station afterwards. Please advise attendance by email so we have an idea of numbers.

Monday, 9 January 2012

A good day out

Thanks to DaveF, Rik, Ann, Lynne, Fran, JohnM, Shane, Steve & Meredith as well as all the crew from Laguna Brigade for such a good day out of MVA and HAZMAT training. Oh and thanks to the cows too [more of that on training update later.]

Much chagrin that Bucketty #1 crew were taken down by unknown WMD chemical agents [thankfully from which the cows demonstrated no ill effects]. However they were resurrected in time to suppress multiple vehicle fires and manage multiple casualties in the second scenario in conjunction with Laguna #7 Alpha and Laguna #9.

Thanks to Laguna Captain Paul & Brigade for putting on an excellent afternoon and lovely pizzas and much thanks go to the excellent unconscious bystanders [is it possible to be a lying-down bystander?], hidden casualties, drunk drivers & overly helpful citizens :))

Watch this space for more information of this coming weekend Village Firefighter skills training @ Bucketty station.

Bucketty #1 crew taking a spell from unconsciousness :)

A busy Saturday morning...

Saturday saw the Brigade responding to a smoke sighting North of the station which had Bucketty#9 and Bucketty#1 on the road, eventually tracking it down to an accidental ignition in a pile of leaves on a private property which was extinguished by the time we arrived.

En-route, Bucketty#9 came upon a single motorcycle MVA and managed the incident until ambulance was on-scene and the injured rider taken away. A busy morning for the crew and much thanks to DaveF, Eric, Ann and JohnM for the fast turn out.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Joint MVA training 07JAN2012

A very happy 2012 to you all and we begin the year with an excellent joint training session on MVAs at Laguna Station commencing 1400. Meet @ Bucketty Station 1300. Full PPE required, structural if you have it. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Please advise by email to the Brigade if you'll be attending so we know numbers.