As part of bushfire action week 2015 Blackwood brigade is hosting an open day which will include demonstrations and ability to view the soon to be commissioned Sturt Group Tanker. The event will be held on Sunday 25/10/15 between 11am and 1pm at the Blackwood fire station Gorse Av Hawthorndene.
The Sturt Group Bulk Water Carrier is almost here.
It is currently undertaking final testing and acceptance before being delivered to the brigade.
Here is a video produced by the manufacturer Moore Engineering showcasing the Compressed Air Foam System.
On Sunday the 17th of February both Eden Hills 14 and Blackwood 24 headed to Kangaroo Island for a 3 day deployment. These appliances are equipped with compressed air foam system (CAFS) pumps capable of generating large volumes of foam. This capability will be deployed on a timber mill fire at Macgillivray in an attempt to smother burning piles.