HWOSU were paged to a well involved house fire in the late afternoon. The house was extensively damaged but all occupants safely escaped. Unit members were tasked with road closure, crowd control and scene guard
Article and further photos from the Dominion post can be found here
HWOSU were paged to a well involved house fire in Wellington city. Once the fire was out our unit provided house roof tarps to cover up the guttered house so that Fire Safety and Police could do their investigation
Both RIMU 4926 and 4928 headed to Petone for a simulated flooding call in a commercial building. Upon arrival both appointed OIC's of each crew went and investigated the damage and what was required. The shop was flooded from the office upstairs and water was still coming through the roof so salvage was required.
Both crews were briefed and they set to work to cover up the shop stock from further damage as well as provide lighting and using Aquavacs to get rid of the water.
A big Thankyou to Sue and Alex for providing their store Safeworx as our training venue for the night.
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HWOSU were paged at 1.42am for a Well involved house fire in Taita, which turned out to be the same house we attended to on the 20th Feb.
The unit assisted with road closure, lighting and Canteen to the fire crews present
HWOSU Assisted the Upper Hutt Rotary on a beautiful Saturday evening with their fireworks display which was rained off last year.
The unit was tasked with Crowd control, bag searches and safety while the fireworks display was in progress.
HWOSU were paged to a 2nd alarm house fire late yesterday afternoon in Taita. The unit was tasked with closing the road and crowd control while fire crews dealt with the fire.
Article and photos from the Dominion post can be found here
The annual Petone fair was held in Jackson Street with beautiful weather all day. Supporting the Rotary, the unit assists with road closures, crowd control including giving guidance to stall holders with setting up in the morning and packing up at the end of the day.
While the Fair is open, members maintain a presence at the road closures but also mingle with the public and provide crowd control and personal assistance, such as advising where the alternative bus routes are running or giving directions if this is required.
HWOSU started back with a fun exercise which involved alot of team work and thinking outside the square.
The unit was tasked to carry out salvage on a multi story building so Fire Safety could go in and investigate. Once the water was channelled out of the affected floors with using tarps, light stands and lines we then had to assist with setting up lights on 2 different floor levels so Fire Safety could finish their investigation.
Everyone was thoroughly soaked and completed the task with ease
At 1754hrs on Thursday 31st Jan the Unit was called to assist with neighbourhood notifications and evacuations of a street in Stokes Valley. The street was blocked for all traffic except emergency vehicles and members assisted Stokes Valley Volunteer Brigade.
HWOSU were called to a house fire in Upper Hutt to provide lighting inside the guttered house so Fire Safety could complete their investigation.
Pleased to note there were no K41's in the two fish tanks which survived the fire which the unit recovered from the house for their very worried and relieved owner!!