Emergency Calls in 1999

1999
Call Number
Date Time Location Description

158

4 December

21:09

Waireka Rd, Pukerua Bay.

Called with Porirua 317 to a building on fire. The blaze was extinguished with a HP hose delivery and crews in breathing sets. Assisted 317 to remove roofing and cool hot spots.

157

3 December

14:32

SH1, Plimmerton Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a two car crash near Airlie Road. Multiple persons were reported trapped and required to be cut free from the vehicles involved.

156

29 November

17:01

Pukerua Bay Beach. Called to a report of trees on fire near the Pukerua Bay beach. 3km of coast searched and no sign of fire discovered.

155

29 November

10:39

Observation Close, Whitby Called with Porirua 311, 317 and Johnsonville 281 to an alarm activation at a rest home. We were not required and returned to Station due to an accidental activation of the alarm system.

154

29 November

08:36

Whitford-Brown Rd, Papakowhai Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a Vehicle crash. One trapped occupant was removed from vehicle with Rescue Tender cutting gear and taken to Hospital.

153

27 November

12:58

Pukerua Bay Beach Called to a fire on the Beach. No sign of fire after investigation of the area.

152

18 November

19:17

SH58, Whitby Called with Porirua 317, Hutt 4115 and 417 to an unknown type of chemical spill on the highway. Fire appliances and Fulton-Hogan contractors washed down approximately 1.5 km of the road with the assistance to 2 water tankers.

151

18 November

16:24

Paremata Rd, Paremata. Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a car crash. One trapped person was extracted from a vehicle by the Rescue Tender and taken to hospital.

150

16 November

12:05

Mana Shopping Centre, Mana Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to an alarm activation at a supermarket. Investigation revealed a defect in the alarm system.

149

14 November

16:42

Moana Rd, Plimmerton Called to wash down a fuel spill at a minor road accident.

148

14 November

13:42

SH1, Plimmerton

Called with Porirua 317 to a vehicle accident near the weigh station. Assisted with car that had driven over a bank.

147

10 November

12:43

Observation Close, Whitby Called with Porirua 311, 317 and Johnsonville 281 to an alarm activation at a rest home. We were not required and returned to Station due to an accidental activation of the alarm system.

146

8 November

20:13

SH1, Pukerua Bay Called with Porirua 317 to a motor vehicle crash near Railway over-bridge Pukerua Bay. Assisted to remove passengers from a car on it's roof and clear car from road.

145

7 November

17:44

SH1, Pukerua Bay Called with Paekakariki 361 to a 2 car crash in Pukeray Bay township. 351 was stood down before arrival.

144

4 November

18:59

SH1, Pukerua Bay Called with Porirua 317 to a motor vehicle crash near Railway over-bridge. Upon arrival discovered no persons trapped and assisted Police to clear road.

143

3 November

19:34

Mana Esplanade, Mana Called with Porirua 317 to a car crash. Minor damage to vehicle and no injuries reported. Returned to station with no action taken.

142

28 October

07:50

Observation Close, Whitby Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to an alarm activation at a rest home. We were not required and returned to Station due to an accidental activation of the alarm system.

141

18 October

09:13

Rawhiti Rd, Pukerua Bay Called to signs of smoke in the area of Rawhiti Rd. Investigation only - no fire discovered.

140

10 October

06:37

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

139

9 October

20:33

Pukerua Bay beach Called to two fires on the beach. On arrival discovered 4 small cooking fires and one large bon-fire above the waterline. The bon-fire was extinguished by owners on request.

138

9 October

14:37

SH58, Whitby Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a car crash with persons reported trapped. Porirua 311 reported a minor crash with all persons free. We were returned to station.

137

5 October

01:20

Railway Line, Pukerua Bay Called to trees on fire 0.5 km south of Pukerua Bay by the main Trunk railway line. Vegetation on fire by the tracks was extinguished with one high pressure hose reel.

136

2 October

18:12

Airlie Road, Plimmerton Called with Paekakariki 361 and Tawa 331 to a house fire believed to be extinguished. After examination an extinguished fire was discovered. No action taken by brigade.

135

23 September

20:40

Bodmin Tce, Camborne Called with Porirua 311 to the smell of smoke and an alarm sounding in a private home. Investigation revealed no fire and fire service called with good intent.

134

17 September

18:40

Penryn Drive, Cambourne Called to assist a Cat stuck on a roof. (Yes , it does happen!) One cat was rescued with a first floor ladder.

133

12 September

07:07

School Road, Plimmerton Called with Porirua 311 to a House Fire. Upon arrival one room in an empty house under construction was ablaze. The fire was extinguished with 1 HP hose reel and a crew in BA. Police and Fire Safety officers attended to investigate cause.

132

11 September

20:03

Whenua Tapu, SH1

Called with Porirua 317 to a crash involving 2 vehicles. 1 occupant was cut free with the assistance of 317 and 3 others were treated by Ambulance.

131

11 September

04:59

Pukerua Beach Road

Called with Porirua 317 to a vehicle crash with persons reported trapped. Vehicle occupants were not trapped on arrival and crew assisted to clear road.

130

10 September

17:54

Gordon Road, Plimmerton

Called to a chimney fire. Fire was discovered to be out upon arrival.

129

8 September

16:12

Walker Ave, Mana

Called with Porirua 311 to assist Ambulance with a CPR call. Patient was taken by ambulance to Hospital.

128

29 August

10:03

SH1, Pukerua Bay - Paekakariki

Called with Porirua 317 to assist Paekakariki 361 and Paraparaumu 377 at a serious motor vehicle accident. Assisted to remove trapped and injured persons. Two vehicles were involved and one occupant suffered fatal injuries.

127

29 August

05:22

SH1, Pukerua Bay. Called to a motor vehicle crash on SH1 . Upon arrival there were no persons trapped and the fire service not required.

126

28 August

18:26

Airlie Road, Plimmerton Called to a report of smoke in the area of Airlie Road and Firth Road. Search of the area revealed no fire.

125

23 August

13:27

Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui

Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a roof fire. Assisted with water supply relay to extinguish fire. Delayed turnout due to daytime crew shortage.

124

20 August

21:18

Wairaka Road, Pukerua Bay Called with Porirua 311 to a Garage fire. A small fire was extinguished with a high pressure hose reel.

123

20 August

19:10

Rawhiti Road, Pukerua Bay Called to a roof lifting in high winds. Secured roofing with assistance of builder.

122

14 August

23:11

Weku Road, Pukerua Bay

Called with Porirua 311 to the smell of burning in a kitchen. Investigation revealed an over heating jug.

121

11 August

18:20

SH1, Paekakariki Called with Paekakariki 361 and Paraparaumu 377 to a two car crash outside Fishermans Table restaurant. 351 and 377 were returned to station as not required.

120

10 August

10:12

Paremata Cres., Paremata. Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to smoke originating from a church. Investigation revealed steam coming off a church roof as a result of an extremely cold Wellington morning !

119

6 August

09:15

SH1, Pukerua Bay Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a motor vehicle accident at Pukerua Bay. Assisted with clearing road and caring for patients with minor injuries.

118

5 August

04:06

Cluny Road, Plimmerton Called to a burst water main in Cluny Road. Crew assisted to shut off water and contain flooding until Porirua City Council staff arrived.

117

31 July

17:52

SH1 Plimmerton - Pukerua Bay Called with Porirua 317 to a motor vehicle crash 800m south of the Pukerua Bay shopping centre. One vehicle was involved and the driver was attented to by Ambulance. Assisted to clear road and get traffic moving.

116

23 July

19:03

Mana Esplanade, Mana Called with Porirua 311 to an automatic fire alarm sounding at a medical centre. This call out was due to an accidental activation.

115

21 July

13:35

Leeward Ave, Whitby Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a residential smoke alarm activation. Investigation discovered that the smoke alarm was linked into the burglar alarm system and had activated accidentally.

114

21 July

07:28

SH1 Paremata Called with Porirua 311 to a truck with braked on fire. Porirua 311 arrived at the scene first and we were returned to station.

113

18 July

13:27

SH1, Plimmerton - Pukerua Bay. Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a Vehicle crash north of the Plimmerton weigh station. A vehicle had rolled over a bank spreading petrol over the road. Crews assisted the occupant and washed down the highway.

112

16 July

16:16

Ulric Street, Plimmerton Called with Porirua 311 to a report of flames behind a factory in the industrial area. Discovered an illegal rubbish fire that was extinguished with a high pressure hose reel.

111

14 July

11:15

Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay Called to a "Coleman Burner" on fire in a back yard. Extinguished by owner before our arrival. No action taken by the brigade.

110

11 July

12:25

Mana Esplanade, Mana Called with Porirua 311 to an unknown type of fire. Property owner had an illegal rubbish fire on front lawn and extinguished it on request.

109

10 July

14:27

Muri Road, Pukerua Bay Called to a scrub fire near the end of Muri Rd. The land owner was holding a controlled burn-off and no action was taken by the brigade.

108

9 July

17:52

Rawhiti Rd, Pukerua Bay Called with Porirua 311 to an unknown type of fire. Discovered an illegal bonfire that was extinguished by occupants on request.

107

9 July

13:29

Police College, Papakowhai Called with Porirua 311, 317 and Johnsonville 281 to a Thermal Fire alarm activation at the Police College. The first arriving appliance reported indicator panel showing normal. Other responding appliances were returned to station.

106

8 July

23:18

The Track, Plimmerton Called with Porirua 311 to a fire in a fireplace surround. A small fire under the hearth was extinguished and the house ventilated.

105

5 July

08:16

SH58, Whitby Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a motor vehicle crash involving 2 cars. One person was freed with rescue equipment from 317 and taken to hospital.

104

3 July

06:49

SH1, Pukerua Bay Called with Paekakariki 361 and Paraparaumu 377 to a vehicle crash 1km north of Pukreua Bay on SH1. 361 arrived first and discovered a minor collision with no persons trapped. 377 and 351 were returned to station.

103

29 June

08:18

SH58, Whitby Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a vehicle crash off Spinnaker Drive in Whitby. Assisted to clear scene.

102

29 June

00:02

Airlie Rd, Plimmerton Called to a car on fire. Car fully involved in fire extinguished with high pressure hose and BA.

101

27 June

10:59

Oglivy Tce, Karehana Bay Called to a hole burnt in the deck of a house. The fire was extinguished before our arrival, investigation only.

100

27 June

09:39

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

99

24 June

19:02

St. Andrews Rd, Plimmerton Called to wash down the highway after a petrol spill caused by a 2 car accident. Also assisted with traffic control and clearing the vehicles.

98

21 June

19:17

SH1 Pukerua Bay Called to Grass on fire alongside SH1. Nothing found after a full search of the area.

97

21 June

11:12

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

96

20 June

15:02

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

95

19 June

11:40

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

94

10 June

10:37

Kenepuru Hospital Called to an Alarm activation along with Porirua. Incident was resolved before our arrival.

93

7 June

11:08

Saint Ives St, Camborne Called to investigate a gas leak caused by a pick through the main (same location as call 91). Secured scene while gas company effected repairs.

92

5 June

17:10

Pope St, Camborne Called to a chimney fire in Pope St, Camborne. The fire was extinguished on arrival and a fire crew cleared the top of the chimney to prevent re-occurrence.

91

5 June

13:55

Saint Ives St, Camborne Called to investigate a gas leak in Saint Ives St, Camborne. Secured scene while gas company effected repairs.

90

1 June

13:47

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

89

31 May

14:29

James St, Camborne Called with Porirua 317 and Johnsonville 281 to an alarm activation at St Teresa's School. The alarm activation was false and resulted in an investigation only.

88

30 May

09:33

Cnr Pope St and Grays Rd, Camborne Called by Police to wash down the road after a road accident. Assisted to secure and clear scene.

87

28 May

08:53

Beach Road, Plimmerton Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to an Electrical fire. 311 discovered sparks from a power pole and awaited the arrival of the local power authority.

86

27 May

21:06

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

85

19 May

09:55

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

84

14 May

18:40

Motuhara Rd, Plimmerton Called to assist in clearing a land slide below Motuhara Road. Contacted construction contractors to clear up the work site.

83

14 May

17:19

SH1 Papakowhai Called with Porirua 311 to wash down the road after a car accident at the intersection of SH1 and Witford Brown Rd. 351 was not required and returned back to station.

82

14 May

08:33

SH1 Plimmerton Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a car accident north of the weigh station at Plimmerton. Assisted to remove 3 injured persons and secure the scene.

81

7 May

10:12

Mana Esplanade Called with Porirua 311 to minor flooding at a Motor Lodge. Nothing was found after an investigation of the roof and other areas. No action was taken by the brigade.

80

4 May

17:38

School Road, Plimmerton Called to a flare up of a burn-off near School Road, Plimmerton. An area of felled bush was extinguished with 2 high pressure hose reels.

79

2 May

08:09

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

78

1 May

23:34

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

77

1 May

20:29

SH1, Pukerua Bay Called to a car fire by Muri Road. Upon arrival the car was well involved and extinguished with a high pressure hose reel. Police assistance obtained for investigation.

76

26 April

23:05

Mana Esplanade Called with Porirua 317 and Petone 4213 (Foam Tender) to a possible gas leak from an LPG cylinder at the Shell petrol ststion. A small leak was discovered and was able to be isolated.

75

25 April

16:54

Greys Road, Plimmerton Called to "Smoke in the area" of Greys Road and SH1. Upon arrival discovered a dryer on fire in a residential garage. Fire mainly extinguished by house holder. Dryer removed and cooled outside the house.

74

23 April

07:07

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

73

13 April

17:45

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

72

13 April

12:11

Pahataunui Inlet Called to Smoke in the area of Pahataunui Inlet. 351 was unable to respond due to a lack of drivers for day time turnout.

71

12 April

23:55

Mana Esplanade Called to a bonfire on the beach near the Mana tennis courts. The fire was extinguished with shovels.

70

7 April

19:13

Mana Shopping Complex, Mana. Called to flooding around New World, Mana. Assisted by salvage tender (Tawa 332) to mop and pump water away from premises.

69

6 April

18:56

Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay. Called to a car fire at the end of Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay. Extinguished a fire in the car boot with a high pressure hose reel. Waited for the arrival of Police to investigate.

68

5 April

18:37

The Track , Plimmerton Called to an accidental activation of a smoke alarm. No action required by brigade.

67

5 April

16:03

Mana Crusing Club, Mana Esplanade. Called to assist Mana Coastguard in rescuing a boat taking on water off Mana Island. A portable pump was requested, but after liasing with coastguard it was decited it was unsafe to pump the vessel while towing. 351 stood by to pump out the boat when it arrived back at the marina.

66

31 March

18:59

Mana Esplanade, Mana. Called with Porirua 317 to a car crash on Mana Esplanade. Driver and passenger not trapped. Assisted with traffic control.

65

30 March

22:03

Cnr James Street & SH1, Plimmerton Called with Porirua 317 to a Car vs. Truck road crash. No persons discovered trapped. Assisted police to secure scene.

64

28 March

04:43

North End, Pukerua Bay Beach Called to another fire on the Beach off SH1. An unattended fire (discovered by Police) was extinguished with buckets of water.

63

28 March

04:11

Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay Called to a reignition of the same fire as call number 62. Beach fire extinguished again and Police assistance obtained to deal with party goers.

62

28 March

03:18

Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay Called to a fire on the Beach at Pukerua Bay. A fire lit by party goers was extinguished with high pressure hose reel and resident informed of current Porirua City fire restrictions.

61

26 March

07:56

Motuhara Road, Plimmerton Called with Porirua 311 to a report of smoke in the area of Motuhara Road. Investigation revealed nothing and an additional search of Moana Road was made. No action taken by the Brigade.

60

20 March

14:40

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

59

20 March

11:16

Pukerua Bay Shops Called to Investigate signs of smoke in the area of the shopping centre. No smoke discovered after search, no action taken by brigade.

58

20 March

8:48

Sea Vista Drive,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to a grass fire. On arrival found a legal incinerator fire. No action taken.

57

19 March

10:33

Teihana Rd East,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to investigate a possibly dangerous rubbish fire. On arrival found legal incinerator (fire ban now over). Liased with owner.

56

18 March

12:53

Ocean Parade,
Pukerea Bay
Called to assist ambulance with lifting a patient. Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

55

13 March

10:45

Mana Esplinade,
Mana
Called to a gas leak resulting from a car colliding with a gas main behind the Paremata New World supermarket. On arrival found a relatively minor leak and no-one hurt. Controlled scene until the gas company arrived to take over.

54

12 March

06:44

Muri Road,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to a fire alarm at the Pukerua Bay telephone exchange. No fire was found - defective alarm apparatus caused the call.

53

11 March

17:29

Castor Crescent,
Cannons Creek
Redirected from Porirua station to a mjor scrub fire with numerous other appliances and two helicopters. Plimmerton 351 was given the task of protecting a row of houses on Castor Cres downwind from the main fire front. After speaking with householders we ran a feeder from the street down a very steep hill to in front of the base of the fire. Liased with Bush Fire and other units. Helicopters with monsoon buckets eventually extinguished the fire. Made up equipment and carried it up the hill.

52

11 March

17:04

Porirua Fire Station Called to standby at Porirua station.

51

6 March

16:48

State Highway One,
Whenua Tapu
Called with Porirua 317 and ambulance to (another) RTC on the Airlee Road / SH1 intersection. No-one was injured. Assisted other services.

50

6 March

08:37

State Highway One,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 317 and ambulance to a RTC (road traffic crash) at the same location as Call 49 (below). Found a truck vs. car, with 5 people (including three children) injured, some critically. Worked with other personnel on scene to free victims and treat their injuries until they could be evacuated to hospital, some by helicopter. Worked with towtruck crews to seperate the truck and car, and re-open SH1.

49

6 March

01:04

State Highway One,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Paekakariki 361 by multiple "111" calls to a large scrub fire, reportedly in the same location as Call 13 (below). Turnout was delayed due to defective apparatus. Requested additional backup from Porirua. On arrival found large scrub fire, very similar to Call 13. Established helicopter filling point and command point in carpark below fire. With reports of three houses in immediate critical danger plus the possible need to pump water from the sea to fill the helicopter monsoon buckets, 351 O/C requested that a total of ten pumps be dispatched to the scene. As it became clear that houses were not endangered and the helicopters could fill directly from the sea the turnout was reduced, and pumps on scene were progressively released. Fire was extinguished by helicopters and the Bush Fire Force.

48

5 March

18:17

State Highway One,
Paremata
Called with Porirua 311 to a diesel spill on State Highway One on the Paremata roundabout. Porirua 311 traced source of spill to a bus in the Paremata railway station carpark, and learned that spill extended north as far as the Plimmerton weigh station. Plimmerton 351 travelled to the northern end of the spill and followed it south checking and dealing with areas of significant spillage. Organised council sand truck for final cleanup.

47

5 March

01:05

Pukerua Bay shops,
Pukerua Bay
Called to a fire in a telephone booth. On arrival found fire had gone out with minor damage to the payphone.

46

4 March

15:23

Muri railway station,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to pine needles on fire on railway tracks. Found small fire, extinguished using high pressure hose. Probably caused by sparks from train brakes.

45

3 March

01:29

State Highway One,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 317 to a Road Traffic Crash. On arrival found that one vehicle had rolled on a corner, the only occupant having already climbed out of the wreckage. Searched vehicle and surrounding area, isolated car electrical systems, swept and washed down roadway. Assisted towtruck.

44

2 March

20:30

State Highway One,
Mana
Called to a fuel spill on the road. Nothing was found.

43

1 March

16:26

Bodmin Tce, Camborne Called with Porirua 317 to a suspected scrub fire. No fire was discovered after a search of whole area.

42

1 March

15:59

North City Plaza, Porirua Called with Titahi Bay 341, Khandallah 271 and Porirua 312 to a manual alarm activation. We arrived behind 341 and assisted with investigation which revealed a false alarm.

41

27 February

20:07

Pukerua Bay Beach Called to a fire on the beach. Discovered a small fire that was extinguished by the owner on request.

40

27 February

02:18

Plimmerton Railway Station carpark Called to a clothing recycling bin on fire. Extinguished with high pressure delivery.

39

27 February

00:25

Motokaraka Point,
Pauatahanui
Called to a car fire. Saw that car was fully involved in fire from 2km away. A very hot fire was extinguished using a high pressure hosereel by crew wearing Breathing Apparatus (BA). Liased with police.

38

26 February

18:38

Whenua Tapu, SH 1 Called with Porirua 317 to an MVA with persons reported trapped. Upon arrival, no one was injured and the vehicles were clear of the road. No action was required.

37

25 February

19:05

Mana Esplanade,
Mana
Called with Porirua 311 to a scrub fire next to the railway tracks adjacent to Mana Esplanade. Found an area of weeds & scrub on fire, got to work with one high pressure delivery. While damping down hotspots a rather roasted marijuana plant was found (!). Crew strangely giggly during trip back to station...

36

24 February

12:43

Pukerua Bay Called with Wellington Free Ambulance and Porirua 311 to a medical emergency.
Due to patient confidentiality we cannot release further information.

35

21 February

10:34

Paremata Cres,
Papakowhai
Called to an alarm activation at a rest home with appliances from Porirua (311 & 317). Investigation revealed a defective alarm.

34

19 February

00:15

Grays Road, Pauahatanui Called with Porirua 311 to a fire believed to be out at a restaurant. Upon arrival the cause was discovered to be an overheated light bulb.

33

16 February

21:32

Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay Called to hose down an abandoned car (requested by Police) to prevent the possibility of arson. Fuel tank was drained and fuel washed away.

32

16 February

17:26

State Highway One, Paekakariki Called with Paekakariki 361 to a pedestrian struck by a car. Paekakariki 361 arrived first and found that the patient was deceased. We were not required further.

31

15 February

16:03

State Highway One,
Porirua
Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a scrub fire next to the motorway just north of Porirua. Porirua 317 had the fire under control before our arrival so we were not needed.

30

15 February

06:22

State Highway One,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 317 to a motor vehicle crash with persons reported trapped. On arrival found a two car crash with one person trapped and injured and another injured. Closed State Highway One for duration of incident. Worked with hydraulic cutting equipment from Porirua 317 (a specialist "ET" emergency tender) to free trapped victim, working with ambulance and police. Cleared and washed down roadway.

29

13 February

12:31

Pukerua Bay area Called to smell of smoke, Pukerua Bay area (because of still-in-force Total Fire Ban). Found nothing, so checked Pukerua Bay beach. Nothing found there either.

28

12 February

22:47

Pukerua Bay Railway Station Called to a car fire. Arrived to find car fully involved in fire. Crew wearing Breathing Apparatus extinguished it using a high pressure hosereel.

27

12 February

22:12

Plimmerton Beach Called to a fire on the beach. Found an illegal bonfire (the total fire ban is still in force) and, after discussion with the people present, extinguished it with shovels & sand.

26

12 February

19:08

State Highway One Called with Wellington Free Ambulance to a medical emergency.
We were K28'd (turned back) before arriving at the scene.

25

12 February

16:55

Ocean Parade,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to a scrub fire. 311 was delayed by very heavy traffic at the Paremata roundabout. Plimmerton 351 found that the fire was out on arrival.

24

12 February

03:51

SH1 near Fishermans Table Restaurant, Paekakariki Called with Paekakariki 361, Paraparaumu 371 and 377 to a Motor vehicle Crash reported against the sea wall. 361 reported all persons accounted for so other responding appliances were returned to station before arrival.

23

3 February

09:30

SH1 and Witford Brown Rd, Papakowhai Called with Porirua 311 and 317 to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of SH1 and Witford Brown Road. 351 was later not required and returned to station before arrival at the scene

22

2 February

16:47

Hongoeka Road, Plimmerton Alerted to investigate the smell of smoke in the Hongoeka Bay area. No fire was discovered after a search of the area.

21

2 February

14:31

Puatahanui Called with Porirua 311, Porirua 317 and ambulance by police to a motor vehicle crash with people trapped. The initial location given, "Porirua end Grays Road" proved inaccurate... there was no sign of an accident anywhere on Grays Road. After an extensive search the vehicle was located on SH58 about 1km west of Puatahanui. No persons were found trapped (or even present) on arrival, but the vehicle was on fire. After liasing with Porirua 317 we were released to return to Plimmerton.

20

1 February

11:39

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

19

29 January

21:35

Moana Rd, Plimmerton Called to an illegal bonfire on the beach at Plimmerton. Extinguished a small fire with hose reel.

18

28 January

17:54

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

17

27 January

14:03

Cabin Lane,
Whitby
Called with Porirua 317, Porirua 312 and Johnsonville 281 to a bedroom fire. We arrived second to Porirua 317 (its their area) to find minor fire damage in a bedroom caused by a steam iron, which had burned out.

16

26 January

0:34

Main Trunk Line,
1km north of Porirua
Called with Porirua 317 to a person electrocuted on the roof of a passenger unit. When the train was located it was much closer to Porirua than initially reported, so Plimmerton was stood down and Porirua 311 turned out instead.

15

25 January

14:51

Adjacent to main trunk railway line, 500m south of Pukerua Bay Called to a Scrub fire at the same location as call 14. Upon arrival the same area of scrub was discovered to be alight. Train services were halted and Porirua 311 was called to provide additional water to extinguish the blaze. The cause is a bit of a mystery... it looked like a reignition from the previous fire, but after three days?! Still, it's VERY dry out there.

14

22 January

21:17

Adjacent to main trunk railway line,
500m south of Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to a "large scrub fire". On arrival found approximately 25 square metre area of scrub on fire adjacent to railway lines. After liasing with train control to have the track closed we extinguished the fire with two HP deliveries using 311 for water relay.

13

22 January

08:05

SH1,
North of Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to a scrub fire next to State Highway One. On arrival found a large fire with very poor access. Upgraded to second alarm. Eventually extinguished fire with two helicopters, Paekakariki 361 and 362, Porirua 311 and 317, City Command Vehicle, and the Hutt and Wellington Rural Fire Forces.
This fire foced the closure of both State Highway One and the main trunk railway line for most of the next four hours.
More details are available in our
Press Release.

12

20 January

21:16

Pukerua Bay Beach,
Pukerua Bay
Called to a illegal fire on Pukerua Bay Beach. Put out with one high pressure hose reel.

11

20 January

08:03

Paremata Cres,
Papakowhai
Called to an alarm activation at a rest home with appliances from Porirua (311 & 317). Investigation revealed a defective alarm.

10

19 January

21:50

Goat Point beach,
Plimmerton
Called to illegal bonfire on beach (contravening both the current total fire ban and ordinary PCC after-dark fire regulations). Extinguished with buckets and spades.

9

19 January

10:04

Acheron Road,
Mana
Called with Porirua 311 to a smell of smoke in a block of flats. Plimmerton 351 was turned out after a long delay due to control room error. On arrival smoke was traced to a burning ballast transformer in a fluorescent light. Isolated electricity and investigated further. No further action was necessary.

8

16 January

20:01

Mana Esplanade,
Paremata
Called with Porirua 311 to a restaurant alarm activation. Alarm was set off by Kitchen cooking. No action taken.

7

16 January

12:04

SH1,
Paremata Roundabout
Called with Porirua 317 to a car fire south of the Paremata roundabout. Fire had been extinguished by driver before our arrival.

6

13 January

23:01

SH58,
Whitby
Called to smell of gas in a house. On arrival found nothing. No action taken.

5

12 January

20:54

Moana Rd,
Plimmerton
Called with Porirua 317 and Hutt 4115 to an unkownen gas smell in house. On arrival we found that it was just a blocked drain. We called the assistance of the Dangerous Goods Inspector just to make sure that it was a blocked drain.

4

8 January

11:07

Ocean Parade,
Pukerua Bay
Called with Porirua 311 to a bon fire. On arrival we found out that it was a native cooking fire. No action was taken, as the fire was seen to be safe.

3

4 January

18:58

State Highway One,
Taupo Swamp
Called to truck fire by police direct line. While en route this was ammended to van fire. When no van fire could be found, police control reported that it had been driven off before our arrival (!). We eventually located the vehicle and found that an oil leak onto the engine had caused smoke, but not damaged the vehicle. No action taken by brigade.

2

2 January

17:03

Takutai Road,
Pukerua Bay
Called to smoke in the area. Found legal incinerator fire, which was extinguished by property owner.

1

1 January

14:00

Seavista Drive,
Pukerua Bay
Called to smoke in the area. Found illegal bonfire and extinguished with one high pressure hosereel after discussion with property owner.

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