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Fire trucks

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With the dreadful bushfires at present, this image from some years ago seems relevant. At the time I was a member of our local volunteer Rural Fire Service and we had been called out for a (fortunately) small local fire. Here the trucks are filling from a small farm dam. It's worth recording that there are something like 7,000 volunteer rural fire fighters in the state of NSW alone.

appo-fam, Arlequin Photographie, Rosalyn Hilborne, Philippe and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


37 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Saw the devastating fires on TV.
15 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et bien rendue..Une capture bien révélatrice en ce moment,
avec les incendies qui se passent chez vous.
Bonne semaine.
15 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Ik wou net zeggen ik zie geen rook -de lucht is helder-maar toen las ik de info
15 months ago.
 Special K
Special K
I saw the dreadful bushfires in the news on German television yesterday and I am terrified!
My thoughts are with all the people who have lost their homes and the relatives of those who have lost their lives and also with the brave fire fighters, of course.
15 months ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
Well captered!
15 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Saw it on TV ! And I hope for some rain for you !!!
15 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
The situation sounds dreadful. My heart goes out to all those affected. I wish we could give you our surplus rain.
15 months ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles
Good luck for the brave firefighters.
15 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Wonderful !!! They do a great job...
Have a nice evening...
15 months ago. Edited 15 months ago.
 Xata
Xata club
A tribute to them and their courage!
15 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
Excellent shot, George.
My thoughts, too, are with all those affected and the courageous fire fighters.
15 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb shot!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
15 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
The fires are horrific, George. We are with the CFS here...some of ours have gone on deployment to NSW.
Stay safe ❤️
15 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Diana Australis club
Thanks, Diana. Fortunately no fires around here at present.
15 months ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
The world is burning and our fearless leaders are fiddling away ...
15 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
ALL FIREMAN ARE HEROS MY BROTHER WAS A LONDON FIREMAN FOR MANY YEARS
15 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Pam J club
INDEED YES, PAM. HUGGSSS.
15 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
We've heard about the fires. Hope you and your are safe.
15 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to RHH club
Thank you, Ron. Fortunately there are no fires in our area at present.
15 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
15 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Thanks for the visit and kind comments, George.
15 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Have a good day.
15 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
New South Wales, Australia
www.ipernity.com/group/28343
15 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
15 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Thoughts are with anyone in danger, are these fires more common than in the past George?
15 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
There often are fires at this time of year, Roger, but these are totally unprecedented in their extent (over 1 million hectares in NSW alone) and the areas they are reaching. There is a massive drought across eastern Australia which has resulted in even rainforest (normally too wet and humid to burn) going up. The greater concern is that the outlook remains dry and summer is yet to begin.
15 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) club
has replied to tiabunna club
That is so sad and worrying George one assumes climate change is playing a part in this.
15 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
a lovely image!
15 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
A real reminder of these firemen (firewomen) about there task. I too watch with horror those flames getting ever closer to your capital city. Today, I hear it is hotter than ever with stronger winds too.
Keep very safe my friend.
Herb
15 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Herb Riddle club
Thank you, Herb. We've had something of a respite for now, though further north in Queensland there are fires in areas they've never been previously. It could be a long summer!
15 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Un bel hommage aux pompiers ces hommes courageux ! ont ne le dira jamais assez
15 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Josiane Dirickx club
Merci bien, Josiane.
15 months ago.
 Berny
Berny club
good luck with fighting the fires!
15 months ago.
 Old Owl
Old Owl club
Good luck, mate. Our thoughts are with you.

We're not so bad at the moment in WA; the heat's not begun in earnest yet (high 30s at present; 40s this weekend, but no bad winds). Still, between reading the news of NSW, Queensland and SA, I find I'm obsessively checking the DFES site for our route to the coast through the hills from the Wheatbelt. It's a bugger, innit.

Fireys are supermen and superwomen; volunteer fireys doubly so.
15 months ago. Edited 15 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Old Owl club
Many thanks, John. Fortunately we've been clear in my area so far, but things are bad further north (see my note to Herb). I also find myself looking at the RFS site for regular updates. Some of those fireys certainly deserve medals, they've been at it so hard for so long.
15 months ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
Deepest sympathies, George. We can certainly relate here--it's been another bad fire season in California, with thousands of acres and dozens of homes lost. Late fall has become the worst fire season (tho it lasts all year)--the vegetation is maximally dry, before the winter rains, and strong katabatic winds blow out to the Pacific, driven by cold air masses inland. The Santa Ana winds of SoCal are just one example.
15 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
As others have said, we have seen the devastating bush fires on TV. To see them affecting some cities like Sydney, must be quite frightening. I hope they are soon under control. My best wishes.
15 months ago.

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