The RFS has provided a press release headlining electrical safety awareness with some important points for all emergency service workers to take note and be aware of. An accompanying YouTube training video clip is also available and should be viewed by all parties. The release can be read here ...
A memo from the RFS is circulating through brigades and members for discussion on new Personal Protective Clothing (or "PPC") being touted... "The purpose is to ensure the new PPC meets current and future needs of NSW RFS members in terms of protection, comfort and functionality, including women’s specific design and sizing." It states that the initial consultation period runs until 01 March 2015 and during the trial PPC period. Submissions can be sent to the email address listed on the memo. Likewise for feedback on out of scope items of PPE/PPC and equipment.
Don't Go There - a new brochure published by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia about the dangers of using remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs, or UAVs) on or near the fireground, and some general warnings to anyone who uses these devices anywhere around Australia. As per the brochure more information can be located by visiting:
Model aircraft: http://casa.gov.au/sportaviation
Remotely piloted aircraft: http://casa.gov.au/rpa
Phone: 131 757, or 1800 687 342