ACT RFS firetruck damaged near Braidwood

Dominic Giannini 10 December 2019 13
RFS truck

An ACT Rural Fire Service truck has been damaged after a tree fell on the vehicle while it was operating near the North Black Range fire in NSW. Photo: Supplied.

A tree has fallen on an ACT Rural Fire Service truck, damaging the vehicle while it was operating at the North Black Range fire near Braidwood in NSW.

No one was injured as the three crew members were working away from the truck, but they are receiving support, an Emergency Services Agency (ESA) spokesperson said.

While the truck is being assessed and repaired, there will be no impact on the efforts of firefighters tackling the blaze in the area, the spokesperson told Region Media.

The ESA is using the incident to warn the public of the dangers of falling trees in the aftermath of bushfires, urging residents to take care in and around fire-affected areas.

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13 Responses to ACT RFS firetruck damaged near Braidwood
Nancy Nancy Nancy Nancy 10:52 am 13 Dec 19

See !! This is exactly what these guys do for us everytime they get up and go to work each day. They risk their lives for us!! Thankyou to people like Matthew Gavin and all the crews out there just doesn't seem enough. Please be safe out there, your children and your families love and need you ❤

Tom McCue Tom McCue 7:58 pm 10 Dec 19

Wasn’t your truck Aidan Joyce? You OK mate?

    Aidan Joyce Aidan Joyce 7:32 am 11 Dec 19

    Not my truck! The crew was pretty lucky. They would have been in a world of hurt if the tree fell on the cab!

Lyn McDonald Lyn McDonald 4:35 pm 10 Dec 19

So glad noone was injured. Thankyou all for your help

Samantha Nancarrow Samantha Nancarrow 3:49 pm 10 Dec 19

Rachel hope all is OK

Andy Irons Andy Irons 3:10 pm 10 Dec 19

Jonathan Samara-Wickrama wasn’t your truck was it?

Helen Mackenzie Helen Mackenzie 3:06 pm 10 Dec 19

They arent called "widowmakers" for nothing, my partner used to hear them falling in the night time when they had to camp out o'night whilst firefighting years ago, said he couldnt tell which direction they were falling from, just hear the crashes in the dark , stay safe guys and dolls x

Robyn Mundy Robyn Mundy 2:57 pm 10 Dec 19

Please stay safe bless the RFS men putting thier lives in danger for us 💜

Sher Bee Sher Bee 2:55 pm 10 Dec 19

Phew that was close, glad all are okay

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