Callouts

Calls for July 2016

Only a couple of calls this month and both to the same house.

* 5th July - House fire in Stokes Valley
* 8th July - House fire in Stokes Valley

Calls for June 2016

A relatively busy month for the unit however all the callouts were for road closures of some sort.

* 2nd June - Truck and Tailer fire in Petone
* 2nd June - Truck v Tree in Upper Hutt
* 17th June - Road closure in Lower Hutt
* 19th June - House fire in Trentham
* 21st June - House fire in Trentham
* 26th June - Car v power pole in Lower Hutt

Housing NZ Apartment Block Fire on 30th May 2016

The unit was called to assist with road closure, traffic control, lighting and canteen supplies to a 3rd alarm building fire in Epuni Lower Hutt.

To read about this call, check out the story on Stuff here


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Housing Block fire in Epuni Lower Hutt

Images courtesy of SO English and QFF Foster

Calls for May 2016

A busy month in comparison to the rest of the year.

* Hay shed fire Carterton on 6th May 2016
* Truck and trailer accident Blue Mountains Road on 10th May 2016
* Vehicle stuck in the river Totora Park Bridge on 11th May 2016
* Vehicle accident Rimutaka Hill on 13th May 2016
* Empty horse float blown over on Rimutaka Hill on 13th May 2016
* Gas explosion at apartment Eastern Hutt Road on 20th May 2016
* Lighting assistance for Police in Manor Park on 26th May 2016
* Housing NZ apartment block fire in Epuni on 30th May 2016
* House fire in Ruahine Street Trentham on 31st May 2016

Ute stuck in the river under the Totara Park Bridge on 11th May 2016

Drill had just finished when Rimutaka 491 was called for the rescue of 2 people stuck on their ute in the middle of the river. We were paged not long after for lighting. At the scene we also managed traffic (one way) across the bridge, provided gate access key for crews to get under the bridge and 2 life jackets (courtesy of SO English) for the rescue operation.

To read about this call, check out the story on Stuff here


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Ute stuck in the river under the Totara Park Bridge

Image courtesy of Donm Post and SFF Bruce Key

Truck and Trailer Crash on Blue Mountains Road on 10th May 2016

The unit was called to close the road at the top and bottom of Blue Mountains road while the truck was removed. The stock truck and trailer had to take evasive action when a vehicle heading up the hill cut the corner - the truck stayed on the road but the trailer tipped off the road carrying 17 odd bulls. The 17 bulls were on the loose that had to be rounded up and penned for the night. The following day the bulls were hearded back over the hill to their paddock.

To read about this call, check out the story on Stuff here


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Stock Truck and trailer accident on Blue Mountains Road

Images courtesy of Dom Post

Hay Shed Fire Carterton on 6th May 2016

The unit was requested for lighting and canteen at a hay shed fire in Carterton. The hay shed was fully involved when we arrived. Here is a great example of how effective 3 of our lights were to light up the scene.


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Stock Truck and trailer accident on Blue Mountains Road

Images courtesy of Dom Post

Calls for April 2016

Only one fire call this month:
* 14/4/16 - House fire Akatarara, unit responded for traffic control, lighting and water refreshments.

Calls for March 2016

Calls for this month were:

* 1st March 2016 - Road Closure, Canteen on SH2 Maymorn due to scrub fire.
* 16th March 2016 - Flooding, St Peter's and Paul's School, Lower Hutt due to burst hot water cylinder.
* 16th March 2016 - 2nd Alarm response to Moonshine Road, Upper Hutt. No response required.
* 24th March 2016 - 2nd Ararm building fire, Haywards. Traffic Control.

Calls for February 2016

Calls this month were:

* 4th Feb - Scrub Fire Katherine Mansfield Road, Road Closure and Canteen.
* 12th Feb - McDonalds Silverstream, Traffic Control, Crowd Control and Canteen.
* 14th Feb - Scrub Fire Maidstone Park, Traffic Control and Canteen.
* 15th Feb - Flooding, Hardware Bar Stokes Valley.
* 29th Feb - Flooding, Montgomery Avenue.