FIRE AND RESCUE HUNTER REPORT
ON Thursday, firefighters from Lambton were called to a house fire at Jesmond. Quick action by the first arriving crews allowed an offensive attack to contain the fire to the rear of the premises.
The wild and windy weather experienced across the Hunter region on Friday and Saturday had fire crews from Wallsend, Holmesville, Morisset and Tarro all attending to fallen trees. During storm conditions, these fallen trees and branches can be hazardous especially when they come into contact with power lines or fall onto and across road ways. It is very important to remain clear of these hazards and call 000.
Firefighters from Toronto were called to assist members of the public in Barnsley on Sunday when their cat was stuck on top of a power pole. Energy Australia isolated power to that section of the line allowing Senior Firefighter Michael O'Farrell to scale the pole utilising the extension ladder.
Calling upon his wealth of rescue experience, he calmed the feline before gently cradling it to the ground and the waiting arms of some very relieved owners.
Rescue crews from Lambton were called to a construction site in New Lambton, where a worker had fallen from scaffolding. Using a spine board and stokes litter, firefighters secured the patient.
Once stabilised by paramedics, the crew extricated him down to ground level to an awaiting ambulance for transport to hospital.