FRNSW prepared for anything for the community
Published: 10th June 2020
Fire and Rescue NSW demonstrated its vast capabilities following its response to a variety of incidents across the recent long weekend.
From house fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous material response, flooding and even a dog rescue, FRNSW was across it all over the long weekend to ensure the community was kept safe while enjoying a well-earned break.
FRNSW responded to 1,152 incidents across NSW from Saturday 6 June to Monday 8 June.
Chief Superintendent Michael Morris said that the busy weekend shows how dedicated and skilled FRNSW staff are in responding to a variety of incidents across the state.
“Our staff are highly skilled professionals prepared for anything, anytime and the number of different serious incidents that they responded to over the weekend demonstrate this,” Chief Superintendent Morris said.
“We are much more than firies. One of our main capabilities is fighting fires, however we are capable of Medical Response, Rescue, HAZMAT, Protection of the Environment, Counter Terrorism, Natural Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, plus Prevention and Education.
“For instance our staff assisted in managing major flooding at a home in Mascot on Sunday by deploying a HyTrans vehicle to pump out the water from a flooded basement, while staff from our Gordon Station attended an incident where a person’s pet dog broke its leg on a walking trail on the North Shore also on Sunday.
“While we work to educate people on the many dangers out there in the community, our message to you is that even when things do go wrong, we are there to protect the irreplaceable.”
Chief Superintendent Morris also urged everyone to be extra vigilant about fire safety at home to protect themselves and their families with the high-risk winter period well underway. FRNSW have now launched their Get Ready For Winter checklist (PDF) online and are urging the community to download this and ensure their homes are prepared. For more information on home fire safety visit https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9284