Gold FM Fire Call Out
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Posted June 08, 2021
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The Gold FM Fire Call Out covered the seven calls Waihi Fire and Rescue attended over the last week.
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens joined Brian Gentil on the Breakfast Show and started with their first job last Monday May 31 at 9.30 pm where they had a medical callout to assist St John.
At 6.45 pm on Thursday June 3 Waihi Fire & Rescue had another medical call out to help St John. Moe said they do a bit of this work.
On Friday night at 6.30 pm the New World Waihi alarm went off and the building was evacuated. There were no problems and the staff and customers returned inside on a cold night Moe said.
It was a busy Sunday, June 6, with three jobs. The first was at 7.45 am after a report of a smell of burning was reported in a house in Union St. Moe said they found one of the old ‘chinese hat’ plastic lampshades had dropped down on to the light bulb and started to melt. Brian asked if this was a common thing, and Moe said while it does happen from time to time, the bakerlite fittings age and crumble happens more often and can be a concern.
The second time the siren went off on Sunday was at 5.30 pm and they headed to the pet food factory on the corner of Dean Crescent near the Waihi Transfer Station. The machine that drys the meat puts out smoke which someone reported in. They went through the factory to check everything was alright and returned to the station.
Then at 11.59 pm on Sunday they had another callout. Moe said a fire alarm had gone off at a home in Mackey St. They checked the house out, including with their infrared heat detector, and headed back to base.
The last call came in on Tuesday morning just before 9 am. Moe said there had been a crash at the Paeroa end of the Karangahake Gorge and they were called in to help the Paeroa Brigade. A car had come out of a side street at Mackeytown on to State Highway 2 at the top of Turners Hill in front of an oncoming vehicle. The driver had to be cut from their vehicle and was flown to hospital by rescue helicopter. The road was closed for a time while emergency services attended the scene.
To listen to the Gold FM Fire Call Out with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens simply click on our podcast link…