Busy Few Days
Category : Brigade News
Monday (21 July)
After training hard during the evening, the brigade was were granted a small reprieve before receiving an emergency call close to 11pm to a local supermarket, where crews found an outdoor floodlight smoking away with some flames visible. The power was cut to the outdoor lighting while crews waited for an electrician to arrive to verify it was safe to work around the sign, where the scene was then made safe.
Closer to midnight the brigade received a second call to assist Tyabb at a house fire. Our tanker responded straight from the scene of the supermarket and quick work by all crews at the house confined the fire to the roof, with our Hazmat proceeding later to bring additional supplies.
After returning to the station to clean up and restore the trucks, the last fire fighters departed for home at 4am, many of whom had to go to work later in the day.
Wednesday (23 July)
At 7pm we were responded to an emergency call to a reported chimney fire. Arriving at the house with Bittern, crews were confronted with smoke issuing from the roof and after entering the affected room, found the ceiling burning.
Quick action taken once again confined the fire to the roof of a single room, preventing it from spreading further. The thermal imaging camera was used to check for remaining hot spots which were extinguished.
The fire brigade would like to take the opportunity to remind home owners of the importance of ensuring flues are installed correctly and carry out regular cleaning of their chimneys or flues to ensure they are safe.