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Paul

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Small bushfire, then the Thunderbirds kicked into action

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All good now fires under control one fireman injured smoke inhalation issues.
 

Tom Mann

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Glad to hear everything is under control and no one was seriously injured, Paul.

Just a day or two ago, we had a "Mayday" incident at the firehouse I work at. A multiple alarm house fire had started in the basement and the 1st floor gave out under one of our guys. Fortunately, he was not injured in the fall, was wearing his SCBA gear, and was pulled out of the hole in minutes.

The cause of the fire was an un-tended wood stove. For those of you currently in the middle of winter, this is a time to be especially careful with stoves, space heaters, candles, dry xmas trees, etc. Stay safe!

Tom M
 

Tom Mann

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PS, Paul - Those are some seriously thick rotor blades on that chopper. I presume that's because it designed to lift heavy loads? U know anything about the design, ie, like why not 4 blades?

T
 

Paul

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All i know Tom is that they carry lots of water in those white units under the helicopter, and swoop in really low and drop the water across the fires so it might be that.
 

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