1998 Emergency Calls
(from when this website was established in October)

 

1998
Call Number
Date Time Location Description

180

31 December

07:00

Pukerua Bay Three vehicle motor vehicle accident at the crest of the Pukerua Bay hill. Made vehicles safe, washed fuel off road and assisted other services.

179

26 December

19:24

Pukerua Bay beach Called to several illegal bonfires on the Pukerua Bay beach. Extinguished one.

178

26 December

17:10

500m north of weigh station,
SH1
One vehicle motor vehicle accident in the same location as Call 177 below. The driver of the vehicle and two passengers (including a baby) were injured. We secured the scene, washed away spilled fuel and assisted tow truck.
One firefighter (Chris Dalton) received minor cuts while attempting to turn off the overturned vehicle's ignition and was treated on scene by ambulance personnel.

177

25 December

16:55

500m north of weigh station,
SH1
Single vehicle motor accident. Found noone injured (HAPPY CHRISTMAS!). Assisted other services.

176

20 December

14:13

Pukerua Bay

Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a medical emergency.
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

175

16 December

12:10

State Highway One

Redirected to a motor vechicle accident Whenua Tapu SH1. No persons trapped or injured awaiting tow-truck.

174

16 December

11:53

Pukerua Bay

Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a medical emergency.
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

173

11 December

20:12

Sunset Parade,
Plimmerton
Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a medical emergency.
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

172

6 December

16:29

Pukerua Bay Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a medical emergency.
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

171

6 December

13:34

Plimmerton Called to petrol leaking from car. Drained the petrol tank and washed all the petrol away.

170

5 December

10:30

Pukerua Bay Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a medical emergency.
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

169

4 December

14:02

Pukerua Bay Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a medical emergency. Assisted with getting patient to ambulance and getting the ambulance up the driveway (VERY difficult access).
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

168

4 December

12:20

Pukerua Bay School Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a school accident. We arrived with the ambulance and were not required.
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

167

3 December

13:47

Pukerua Bay Called with Porirua 311 to pine trees on fire. On arrival found that the fire was controlled and had a Porirua City Council permit.

166

29 November

01:25

Taupo Crescent Redirected to a scrub fire at Taupo Crescent. Put out with low pressure hose. Suspicious origin.

165

29 November

01:09

Ngatitoa Domain Called with Porirua 311 to a building fire. On arrival found out that it was only a rubbish bin on fire. Put out with high pressure hosereel by 311.

164

25 November

14:54

SH1,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to a scrub fire. On arrival found controlled bonfire behind trees adjacent to SH1. Spoke with property owner who had a permit from Porirua City Council. No further action taken.

163

25 November

12:48

Bodmin Terrace, Camborne Called with Porirua 311 to a microwave oven on fire in a residential house. On arrival found that the contents (popcorn in a cardboard box) had ignited and gone out spontaneously. Investigation only.

162

24 November

15:36

Harbour View Rest Home,
Papakowhai
Called again as below. Once again found alarm had been activated by maintenance worker.

161

24 November

15:11

Harbour View Rest Home,
Papakowhai
Called with Porirua 311,317 to a sprinkler activation. Nothing showing, alarm traced to accidental activation by alarm maintenance worker.

160

24 November

07:30

Mana View Road,
Plimmerton
Called with Porirua 311 by multiple 111 calls to an unkown type of fire. Found a large bonfire which had received a permit from the Porirua City Council. After discussion with the people controlling it no further action was taken.

159

22 November

16:50

Muri Railway Station,
Pukerua Bay
Returned to reignition of call 158. Extinguished with LP delivery as below. Working with Transrail workers, traced cause to a large amount of red-hot metal dust shed from passing train wheels or brakes. Arranged for fallen pine needles to be removed from track to prevent recurrance.

158

22 November

14:18

Muri railway station,
Pukerua Bay
Called via station phone to pine needles on fire at Muri railway station, smoke and fire showing. Extingished with one delivery of 7 lenghs of 45mm hose.

157

21 November

12:21

Paremata Roundabout,
SH1
Called to a car fire to backup Porirua 311 (it's in their district). They got there first and K28'd us (turned us back since they had the fire under control).

156

16 November

03:20

Kenepuru Dr,
Porirua
(redirected to Porirua Fire Station)
Called on third alarm to assist at Strikeline Bowling Alley fire. Delayed callout (15 minutes) due to siren & pager failure. Redirected en route to standby at Porirua Fire Station (3 hours).

155

12 November

02:53

not available Co-responder medical call (with Wellington Free Ambulance)

154

11 November

22:40

not available Co-responder medical call (with Wellington Free Ambulance)

153

10 November

08:37

Elizabeth St,
Pukerua Bay
Spa pool motor on fire. Resident had isolated motor from electricity, which made the fire go out. Investigation only.

152

9 November

18:28

not available Co-responder medical call (with Wellington Free Ambulance)

151

6 November

21:40

Beach Road,
Pukerua Bay
Called to bonfire on beach.

150

4 November

21:00

Beach Road,
Pukerua Bay
Called to bonfire on beach. After discussions with the people present no further action was taken.

149

4 November

12:56

not available Co-responder medical call (with Wellington Free Ambulance)

148

4 November

08:59

North of Weigh Station, SH1 Single car motor vehicle accident. With Porirua 317 & 311 cut out one patient with hydraulic spreaders and handed over to Wellington Free Ambulance. Assisted tow truck with vehicle removal & road washdown.

147

1 November

12:45

Seacat Terminal,
SH1
Fire alarm activation. Arrived with Porirua 311 to find evacuation completed. Traced to heat detector in kitchen, triggered by accident.

146

31 October

14:15

Rawhiti Rd,
Pukerua Bay
Flooding in basement, same location as calls 144 and 145. Once again pumped dry with "elephant's foot" B-type ejector pump.

145

30 October

10:15

Rawhiti Rd,
Pukerua Bay
Flooding in basement, same location as Call 144 yesterday. 351 was K28'd by Porirua 311 before arrival following a delayed turnout due to initially insufficient crew numbers.

144

29 October

09:10

Rawhiti Rd,
Pukerua Bay
Flooding in basement, pumped out with "elephant's foot" B-type ejector pump.
143 23 October 14:49 Wairaka Rd,
Pukerua Bay
Residual floodwater in an underground garage, pumped out with floating pump.
142 21 October 16:57 Moana Rd,
Plimmerton
Small yacht washed off beach by storm sea, found already secured by members of public on arrival.

141

21 October 11:00 Grey St,
Pukerua Bay
Flooding in a garage, pumped out with floating & 'elephants foot' type B ejector pumps.
140 21 October 08:06 Kapekape Rd,
Pukerua Bay
Minor flooding in a garage, dealt with using mops and brooms.
133 - 139 21 October midnight-
04:45
Paraparaumu Multiple emergency flooding calls during State of Emergency.
132 20 October 23:00 Pope St,
Plimmerton
Serious landslide above house threatening to slip further. City engineer called.
131 20 October 21:30 School Rd,
Plimmerton
Landslide into side of building. Confirmed structural safety of building.
130 19 October 23:00 Lagden St,
Plimmerton
Shed blown off foundations. Secured it to solid object.
129 17 October 17:36 quarry track,
Plimmerton
Called to scrub fire. Found fire on beach, out on arrival.
128 16 October 17:07 SH 1,
Taupo Swamp
Vehicle crash with one vehicle down bank leaking CNG. On arrival CNG leak had stopped & vehicle occupants released. Assisted towtruck to retrieve vehicle.
127 13 October 14:36 St Andrews Rd,
Plimmerton
Smell of gas. No source could be found.
126 13 October 09:28 School Rd,
Plimmerton
Landslide into residential buildings, also damaging water main. Stopped water, secured damaged window, liased with council staff.
125 9 October 09:36 not available Co-responder medical call (with Wellington Free Ambulance)
124 8 October 12:40 St Andrews Rd,
Plimmerton
LPG gas leak from bulk LPG storage tank. Evacuated downwind and provided water cover for repair work.

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