Crane collapse brings Sydney to a stand still

New South Wales Fire and Rescue arrived on scene yesterday to find a large construction crane had collapsed onto an apartment block. The crane which was being erected was left leaning against a building with 88 units. All 160 residents…

German and European exhibitors take part in Sydney

Leading European manufacturers head to Sydney, Australia, for the Asia Pacific’s largest emergency management conference and exhibition: this year’s AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference and exhibition, takes place at the new International Convention Centre Sydney on the 4-7 September 2017…

AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ (4 – 7 September 2017): German and European exhibitors take part in Sydney – Flanking conference with international experts

Leading European manufacturer’s head to Sydney, Australia, for the Asia Pacific’s largest emergency management conference and exhibition: this year’s AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference and exhibition, takes place at the new International Convention Centre Sydney on the 4-7 September 2017…

The FPA17 Conference in Sydney a great success

The Australian Fire Protection Association annual conference was held in Sydney last week. The conference and exhibition ran over the three days 3rd to 6th of May in the newly completed Sydney International Conference Centre at Darling Harbour.  The exhibition…

A little fire can cause so many problems when you’re a TELCO

A small fire in a sensitive Telstra exchange in north Sydney has sent the social media dependent public into disarray.  This follows a similar fire last year in a Melbourne exchange. The fire meant thousands of text messages were sent…

Traditional farewell and welcome in Sydney to Fire Commissioners

Today I went to the transfer of command ceremony between retiring commissioner Greg Mullins AFSM and the new commissioner Paul Baxter NZIM. After serving 39 years with the NSW Fire and rescue (13yrs as Commissioner) this was Greg Mullins final…

Early fire for Sydney

The small town of Liandio on the outskirts of Sydney is being threatened by the first fire of the season. Although it is not a large fire the proximity to Sydney is causing problems. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Deputy Commissioner…

Sydney firefighters confronted by a man with an axe

Fire crews attending a house fire have allegedly been confronted by a man with an axe preventing them for attacking the fire. The NSW Fire and Rescue crews found a house well alight at 2.00am on Friday morning in Alexander…

Woman on the second story urged to jump from burning Bondi apartment

In the Sydney beach side suburb of Bondi, a women was urged to jump from a second story window when fire broke out in a block of apartments yesterday. Although not in immediate danger the crowd below found some old…

Sydney’s hazard reduction burns cause discomfort

Sydneysiders woke to a blanket of smoke, with several taking to social media to share photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House disappearing into the choking cloud of smoke. NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has confirmed that smoke…

Desperate mother saves her children

A mother trapped in a burning apartment in Sydney’s south-west last week was forced to drop her two-day-old baby six meters into the arms of a stranger and two-year-old toddler into a make shift safety net, put together by neighbours…

Heavy rain doesn’t stop a large warehouse fire in Sydney.

Despite one of the heaviest downpours in Sydney for many years a large warehouse fire in the western suburbs added to what was a very busy time for the fire service. The two-storey warehouse, with a foot print of approx.…

Clean-up underway in Kurnell after ‘unprecedented’ storm delivers 213kph winds

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said the destructive winds hit around 10:30am (AEDT) on 16th December, and measured up to 213 kilometres per hour, while some areas were pelted with golf ball-sized hail stones. Authorities say it is very fortunate no-one…

Central Station, Sydney fire chaos

On Saturday night the 26th Sept Sydney’s main rail station was thrown into chaos when a fire broke out in the Hungry Jack’s fast food restaurant at 06.15pm. Twenty fire appliances and 100 firefighters from city fire station quickly brought…

Massive Factory Fire Destroys Sydney Factory

More than a hundred firefighters from across the New South Wales state capital in Australia worked to contain a massive fire that engulfed a factory that contained tens of thousands of litres of flammable solvents in a car parts factory…

Australian Convenience Store Owner Charged with Arson

The owner of a convenience store has been charged over an explosion in Rozelle, a suburb in the inner west of Sydney, capital of the Australian state of New South Wales, which claimed three lives. He has been charged with…

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