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Strike team to Alice Springs
« on: September 27, 2011, 05:56:41 PM »
STRIKE TEAM REQUIRED FOR 5-7 DAY DEPLOYMENT TO ALICE SPRINGS. LEAVING TOMORROW MORNING, WEDNESDAY 28TH OF SEPTEMBER. REPLY TO THE GROUP OFFICER ON 04XXXXXX. - CFS Melrose Group Info

First all expenses paid trip and Fire Season hasn't started yet.
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 06:06:36 PM »
Although not officially started its been flat out in the north of R4 for some weeks now..not to mention around Alice Springs

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 06:15:19 PM »
I think the reason behind them asking for crews from Region 4 is because out there its all outback with waist height grass so the brigades like Stirling North,Melrose and Wilmington have experience in fighting fires in the outback
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 06:40:18 PM »
perhaps the reason behind those brigdes going is because they are closest resources for a strike team not because they have outback experience  :?
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 06:42:09 PM »
ooooohhhh Big Al where is the "LIKE" button when i need it!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 07:21:14 PM »
Is it just me or does them asking you at 1800hrs for an 0800hrs start tomorrow for a 5 day trip seem abit unreasonable??

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 07:38:26 PM »
Is it just me or does them asking you at 1800hrs for an 0800hrs start tomorrow for a 5 day trip seem abit unreasonable??
At least its not an 1800 hrs ask for a 2000 hrs start or a you have to go in 1/2 an hour.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 08:18:43 PM »
Apparently the Simpson desert fire is up and running pretty hard on the northerly at moment. Anyone with any other info??

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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 08:38:54 PM »
sounds like a job for a dozen D12s not a dozen trucks with 2000l each...just saying

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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 08:46:35 PM »
agree with u there teddy
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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2011, 07:37:22 PM »
Obviously some relief crews heading to NT but does anyone know any info re how many apliances/volunteers are heading to innaminka?

If this keeps up damn its gunna be a long summer!

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 09:14:58 AM »
The initial strike team went up to help with asset protection and some mitigation burning, with the relief crews doing mitigation and hazard reduction burns around Alice Springs, as well as being a rapid response team to any new fires.
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 01:01:19 PM »
So they are using up volunteer spare time for burnoff.....nice !!

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2011, 06:02:46 PM »
The initial strike team went up to help with asset protection and some mitigation burning, with the relief crews doing mitigation and hazard reduction burns around Alice Springs, as well as being a rapid response team to any new fires.

Rapid Response: Sitting in the staging area for 8 hours. Done that.

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 08:36:34 AM »
Will get some back burning experience in.  The NT peeps love to burn.  But they also like the rake hoes :(

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 09:23:10 PM »
If there are members who were part of the Strike Teams, and have info as to where you went, and pictures, please PM me so I can update our deployment pages.

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 09:31:22 AM »
Obviously some relief crews heading to NT but does anyone know any info re how many apliances/volunteers are heading to innaminka?

If this keeps up damn its gunna be a long summer!

Apologies for the late reply...

First strike team up was R4, followed by R2. R3 came to the party and the R4 crews flew home, replacement crews flown in. Rain came and spoiled the fun on R2s last day, all crews home on the 6/10...

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 09:49:50 AM »
Actually crews are still on the ground up there, as well as command staff in the Bushfires NT EOC.

Looks like SACFS will be withdrawing at the end of the week, with vehicle retrieval now being organised......
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2011, 10:02:11 AM »
Actually crews are still on the ground up there, as well as command staff in the Bushfires NT EOC.

Looks like SACFS will be withdrawing at the end of the week, with vehicle retrieval now being organised......

My apologies, my info was for Innamincka complex of fires not the Alice fires...
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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2011, 10:08:36 AM »
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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2011, 08:25:28 PM »
I heard from the guys at Quorn today that Willmington sent a QRV up Nth towards Moomba this week with some other appliances.

Anyone with pictures for the gallery from this one?

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2011, 09:22:25 PM »
Some of the crew from Strike Team 5003 after returning home at Adelaide airport.  More pics on our website in the deployments section.

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2011, 09:49:58 PM »
DAK the location of the "Simpson Desert 2" fire mentioned on the CFS site. Is it just north of the border or in SA?

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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2011, 10:33:45 PM »
sounds like a job for a dozen D12s not a dozen trucks with 2000l each...just saying


CFS is sending only QRV/QAV due to the sand conditions for the STRZELECKI and simpson  desert coz of some of trucks got boged in the sand and and then needing to get skull draged out of there by the dozes. 
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Re: Strike team to Alice Springs
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2011, 09:00:26 AM »
CFS standing down from Far North today, but there is talk if we need to go back up, it may be a task force rather than a strike force, sending up 3 QRV's with a 34 as water support or 2 qrv's / 2 34's.
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