Gal­ston Ru­ral Fire Brigade News

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Nsw Rural Fire Service Reports - By Kara Dubois

Holswor­thy Fires

Mid-April Gal­ston RFB formed part of a strike team sent down to Al­fords Point re­gion to as­sist in fight­ing the mas­sive fire rag­ing out of con­trol through thick bush­land.

Gal­ston formed part of a line of fire trucks five kilo­me­tres long on Heath­cote Road in an at­tempt to hold it off. The un­sea­son­ably warm weather and strong winds meant firies were faced with an in­tense fire front gen­er­at­ing ar­eas of ex­tremely thick smoke and em­bers.

Amaz­ing work and ded­i­ca­tion was shown by all involved, in­clud­ing Westleigh Ru­ral Fire Brigade, Du­ral Ru­ral Fire Brigade, Ar­ca­dia Ru­ral Fire Brigade, and Hornsby Ru­ral Fire

Brigade.

Gorge car ac­ci­dent, and fallen trees

Gal­ston RFB was called to a car ac­ci­dent in the Gorge re­cently. A driver com­ing out of the Gorge on the Gal­ston side had clipped the rock wall and flipped their car. Luck­ily the driver was un­harmed.

NSW Fire and Res­cue, Po­lice, and Am­bu­lance were also on the scene. Gal­ston RFB cleared an oil spill and as­sisted with traf­fic con­trol un­til the car was re­moved by tow truck.

That same day Gal­ston RFB re­sponded to nu­mer­ous trees down call­outs due to the ex­tremely windy weather. In one in­ci­dent the Gal­ston crew helped re­move de­bris af­ter a fallen tree caused dam­age to sev­eral parked cars near Vi­sion Val­ley.

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