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
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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
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 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
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!!
HWOSU started off the year attending a scrub fire behind the old South Pacific Tyres buildings in Upper Hutt. The fire took hold and travelled fast up Wallaceville hill towards the road. Both NZ Fire Service and Rural crews brought the blaze under control then left with Rural to dampen down hot spots.
The unit's duties were traffic and crowd control, transporting fire fighters around the scene.
A burst watermain resulted in properties in Maungaraki being flood and having to be evacuated. The HWOS unit responded to assist with the salvage and clean up. Wellington Operational Support were also called upon to assist with their large aquavac. Even though this was a daytime call it was pleasing to see we had several members who could respond and assist.
A Sunday morning sleep in was not an option on the 16th Dec as the unit was called out to assist with a road closure on Wallaceville hill. A roadside scrub fire meant that the raod was blocked for normal traffic due to hoses across the road from the pump and the water tanker. HWOS were requested to close the road at the bottom and top of Wallaceville hill while the fire was extinguished. A short call for the unit but a great turnout of members to assist.
Although this was a daytime call at 10.40am we still had a couple of members who could respond and assist. A 20m x 20m scrub fire was reported on the Wallaceville hill. The unit was called to assist with road closure and traffic control of Alexander Road and Ward Street.