Incidents 
Highlight for Album: Kapiti scrubbie
Album: Kapiti scrubbie
Last change: 12/18/08
Contains: 4 items.
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Very lucky not to be seriously hurt....
Very lucky not to be seriously hurt....
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An electrical fire on board a passenger train 'backfired' through the system and cut its overhead power line while it was at Mana Station, producing a double hazard for passengers. Note the live high voltage line lying over the train. (Strangely enough, four nights earlier PVFB was training on Plimmerton station  and discussing exactly how to deal with this situation.
An electrical fire on board a passenger train 'backfired' through the system and cut its overhead power line while it was at Mana Station, producing a double hazard for passengers. Note the live high voltage line lying over the train. (Strangely enough, four nights earlier PVFB was training on Plimmerton station and discussing exactly how to deal with this situation.
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Highlight for Album: Mid-air collision
Album: Mid-air collision
Last change: 03/30/08
Contains: 4 items.
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Highlight for Album: Son of Gordon
Album: Son of Gordon
Last change: 03/30/08
Contains: 8 items.
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Chris and Ben sooty and muddy from fighting a fire on the estuary tidal flats.
Chris and Ben sooty and muddy from fighting a fire on the estuary tidal flats.
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A moment's inattention and luckily only the car got hurt after going up the bank and flipping
A moment's inattention and luckily only the car got hurt after going up the bank and flipping
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PVFB going about the long process of dampening down a beach fire halfway between Plimmeton and Pukerua Bay - a 2km slog over broken beach and scree from the end of the road. Knocking over the 20m-long fire is the quick bit ensuring that all the bits of driftwood buried underneath can't reignite takes time, given the huge amount of residual heat held by the beach stones. All it takes is a decent bit of wind and it would reignite.
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Unusual situations need unusual solutions - firefighters strip off to wade in the surf maintaining the integrity of the water supply being buffeted badly by the surf. Pumps and hose were back-packed into the site.
Unusual situations need unusual solutions - firefighters strip off to wade in the surf maintaining the integrity of the water supply being buffeted badly by the surf. Pumps and hose were back-packed into the site.
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