Gold FM Fire Call Out
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Posted July 26, 2021
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The Gold FM Fire Call Out on Monday July 26 covered seven jobs Waihi Fire and Rescue attended over the last week. Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens joined Brian Gentil on the phone with a run down.
The first job was last Monday July 19 at 11.30 am when Waihi Fire & Rescue attended a crash between a car and logging truck near Richmal St by the Whangamata corner. It was lucky no-one was injured Moe said after what looked like an attempted passing move by the car.
Late that same day at 10.45 pm the siren went off again and they headed out on State Highway 2 towards Paeroa where a southbound car had spun out, crossed the road and gone into a culvert on the side of the road. There were three people in the car and they had to cut a woman out of the vehicle which was quite tricky at times Moe said. He said it was amazing none of them received any serious injuries.
On Wednesday July 21 at 11.30 pm, and also Thursday July 22 at 9.30 pm, they had two calls for medical assists.
Around 3 pm on Thursday July 22 the siren went off when they were called to a serious crash between two cars in the Karangahake Gorge. The road was closed between Paeroa and Waihi while emergency services attended the scene. St John ambulances and two helicopters assisted with several people being taken to hospital Moe said. State Highway 2 didn’t reopen until after 9 pm.
Then on Saturday 24 July they were called to Ongare Point near Kauri Point, south of Waihi, with their tanker to assist in putting out a fire of chip and mulch on a farm. After helping out the local fire and rescue crew they were stood down and headed back to the station.
Then the following morning, Sunday 25 July, they were called back at 9.30 am after the fire picked up again. Waihi Fire & Rescue gave it another good dosing of water, and Moe said it needs a good layer of soil on top to make sure it’s out.
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