WARRIMOO FIRES – NOVEMBER 2014

With weather predictions of high temperatures and strong winds, residents of the Blue Mountains braced themselves for another long summer with the events of last summer still freshly etched in their memories. The average rainfall had been significantly less than the previous year. The conditions were perfect, it was only a matter of time.

RRT Set up at Glenbrook Oval

RRT Set up at Glenbrook Oval

Friday 14th of November was a hot day, reaching to 40⁰C by early afternoon. Hearts sunk when telltale smoke began to rise from forests in the lower Blue Mountains around 2.30pm.

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Working well into the night

Working well into the night

Saturday lunch protected by fly screens

Saturday lunch protected by fly screens

The team ready for the next batch of fire fighters

The team ready for the next batch of fire fighters

Serving Lunch

Serving Lunch

Preparing meals for the fire front

Preparing meals for the fire front

Police taking meals to those that cant leave their post

Police taking meals to those that cant leave their post

Helicopter pilots had to be looked after too

Helicopter pilots had to be looked after too

They went back into the air as quickly as possible

They went back into the air as quickly as possible

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3 thoughts on “WARRIMOO FIRES – NOVEMBER 2014”

  1. Old Roller says:

    I reckon the UK fire crews would love this sort of catering but we don’t often get the chance to do it, because the fire service works differently here. Whenever they do get the RRT helping they sure seem to appreciate it!

  2. Eunice says:

    Well done, what would we do without these dedicated folks, keep up the good work.

  3. Charlotte says:

    Thank goodness for all the emergency services – they’re a very worthy bunch to support!
    Any videos to be had?

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