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Brawling Firies of Queanbeyan

By johnboy 16 August 2010 40

The Canberra Times has a surprising snippet from Queanbeyan:

NSW Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan has demanded rival groups of Queanbeyan firefighters resolve a long-standing conflict after police were called to a brawl that broke out at Queanbeyan Fire Station on Friday night.

Police and the NSW Fire Brigade are investigating the fist fight, said to be the latest confrontation between permanent and part-time firefighters at the station.

One imagines some arcane point about entitlements is at the heart of it.

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el 9:23 pm 09 Sep 12

Somehow I can’t see 39 comments generated over 2 years (look at the original article date) winning the Mully for September.

p1 8:05 pm 09 Sep 12

thy_dungeonman said :

I think this post ought to win the mully cup based on the amount of incomprehensible comments, in terms of content, formatting, spelling and punctuation.

+1

Kim F 6:44 pm 09 Sep 12

thy_dungeonman said :

I think this post ought to win the mully cup based on the amount of incomprehensible comments, in terms of content, formatting, spelling and punctuation.

Which one? The first or second of the incredible insightive observations ?

Antagonist 6:16 pm 09 Sep 12

mmm said :

Don’t trust the fulltime staff at Queanbeyan fire station. they are thugs, bullies, and liars.No one in the community.Go back to Sydney!!!!!!!

mmm said :

No one in the community likes them, go back to Sydney.We in the community know what you have been up to ( not nice at all poor form !!!!!

I think one of Quangers Firies has been drinking on an empty head again.

Pork Hunt 5:30 pm 09 Sep 12

mmm said :

Yes,the fulltime firefighters are not liked in the Queanbeyan community,they are always seen around town doing nothing .

I propose they light fires, run back to the station and jump in their trucks to put them out. Would that make you happy to see them gainfully employed?

thy_dungeonman 5:22 pm 09 Sep 12

I think this post ought to win the mully cup based on the amount of incomprehensible comments, in terms of content, formatting, spelling and punctuation.

mmm 4:44 pm 09 Sep 12

No one in the community likes them, go back to Sydney.We in the community know what you have been up to ( not nice at all poor form !!!!!

mmm 4:33 pm 09 Sep 12

Don’t trust the fulltime staff at Queanbeyan fire station. they are thugs, bullies, and liars.No one in the community.Go back to Sydney!!!!!!!

mmm 9:17 pm 02 Jul 12

Yes,the fulltime firefighters are not liked in the Queanbeyan community,they are always seen around town doing nothing .

andy555 9:21 am 04 Aug 11

Its not about being willing to accept change – The town of queanbeyan is getting bigger as is the population – how ever they most certainly haven’t increased the fire cover – rather decreased it – and it doesn’t amaze me at all that no body wants to work at the fire station as a retained fire fighter any more – would you , from what I hear the station is now a complete joke –

In the Past – queanbeyan had 1 station officer and 21 retained fire fighters and 4 fire appliances of which one appliance was a zone spare , to cover queanbeyan and surrounding areas . with a very reasonable response time .

1. first response pumper .
2. an appliance used as a hazmat vehicle that was also capable of being used as a replacement vehicle for other stations if required .
3. a dedicated primary rescue unit .
4. a water tanker .

Look what they have now and you say they are trying to increase the fire protection of Queanbeyan . – grow up –

KB1971 9:53 pm 03 Aug 11

andy555 said :

The whole over riding issue isnt the money or the fight – its that queanbeyan dosnt require – want or need – permonant fire fighters – the town of queanbeyan was very well looked after the way it was .

Jeez, talk about not willing to accept change. The NSW FB has decided to increase the fire protection of Queanbeyan & you don’t like that? I don’t understand how haveing permanent fireies can be detrimental to the community.

The Queanbeyan area is not getting any smaller so it makes sense to have permanent staff ready to go in case of emergency. Sounds like some people need to grow up & think of the community, not themselves.

Chop71 9:52 pm 03 Aug 11

along the lines of NYPD and NYFD t-shirts and hats, when does the Quangers FD range hit the stores?

andy555 6:51 pm 03 Aug 11

The whole over riding issue isnt the money or the fight – its that queanbeyan dosnt require – want or need – permonant fire fighters – the town of queanbeyan was very well looked after the way it was .

andy555 6:46 pm 03 Aug 11

The best thing for the town of Queanbeyan would be for all the permanent fire fighters to pack up and return to Sydney end of story – and for the Queanbeyan fire station to return to the way it was when it worked so efficiently and was well managed . for years Queanbeyan had a great fire station that was manned by a professional and very well trained group of 21 fire fighters and four fire appliances and the town of queanbeyan was very proud of them – now it doesn’t – When Queanbeyan had its own fire brigade there was no cross border memorandum of under standing with the act fire brigade we just relied on each other when our resources were stretched . Queanbeyan had a very well trained group of fire fighters as it was a very busy fire station . the over all people to blame for this are the nsw fb who took the jobs of the fire fighters it already had and replaced them with a permanent crew from Sydney that are no better trained .

A55A55IN8ER 3:17 pm 23 Jul 11

Let’s clear the air.
There have been two issues at Queanbeyan fire station posted on this site.
An assault and stolen money.
Some Ret/f/f at Queanbeyan came forward and claimed that they had donated money.
This was proven to be a lie!
When a Ret/f/f claims they donated X amount of $$$. Then when asked who they gave it to they couldn’t remember. PLEASE!
There has been a police investigation into the allegation and found that it was just a part of the Ret/f/f trying to muddy the waters around the Station Officer that was assaulted.
The “stolen money” never happened.
The Biffo
As far as I know there was a trial and the Station Officer involved was found “NOT GUILTY” of the assault by the investigating officer.
The King hitting Ret/f/f pled guilty and was fined. He was forced to get his head looked at by a shrink. He is cleared to come back, but as yet has not (maybe he knows he’s not welcome). This was not the first time the Ret/f/f has assaulted a person in the work place.
It’s a shame that these people (and you know who you are). Winged to the media and on the net to try and tarnish the name of the station commander. Did they do this because the people above them don’t listen to the little boy the cry’s wolf anymore?
The retards (sorry that should read retained) at the station need to have a long hard look at themselves!
The ret/f/f at Queanbeyan are the offline (not available to respond) more than any Retained station in the state.
Shame on them.
I would also like to say as a Ret/f/f myself I’m ashamed of them. Not all Ret/f/f are like this. It’s just small pocket of pin heads at that station!

andy555 5:56 pm 29 Jan 11

Check out some pictures of the Queanbeyan permanent fire fighters in action showing off there rescue skills at the below listed sight .

NSW Fire Brigades Queanbeyan 428 Scania pumper | Flickr – Photo …

At a fire station open day its truly amassing to see the lack training and general lack of rescue knowledge under taken by the permanent fire fighters . notice the danger tape I think its them at danger from bad working practices .

these men are meant to be permanent fire fighters of the nsw fb at a fire station open day – amassing – as a rescue crew they are meant to be being led by an officer and working as a team – what a joke –

Note the – A – pillar , no covering on it , also there is no covering on any of the pillars at all . also if you look close look where the – A – pillar is about to go .

also the tyres on the car are still inflated there for the car is not in a stable position for a rescue to commence .

why is the fire fighter conducting rescue whilst waring no protective clothing . i.e. – sleeves rolled up sunglasses and amazingly no helmet also he is waring general station clothes – maybe he is to cool to be waring protective clothing and working as a team as he is a fully trained permanent fire fighter .

andy555 6:56 pm 21 Jan 11

I agree with you georgesgenitals – This type of behaviour really doesn’t amaze me at all as they are from Sydney not the country and in Sydney this type of behaviour must be normal . at the end of the day it really just shows how retarded there minds really are . – would you really want these type of guys from Queanbeyan teaching your children fire safety – I would say not ,,,,,

georgesgenitals 6:24 am 21 Jan 11

john2155 said :

reading these post it looks like the “part time” firefighters are a little pissed off that the “full time” out of towners have come into the little pond and they are doing there job.

It looks more to me like the “full time” out of towners are a bunch of idiots.

LSWCHP 10:43 pm 20 Jan 11

Mr Evil said :

People need to realise that it’s perfectly normal for male firefighters to investigate their colleagues penises & rub boot polish all over their scrotums, bend junior members of the brigade over and spank their bottoms with a large stick, and make them eat coleslaw out from between each others buttocks…..

Good clean, manly fun; that doesn’t do anyone any harm at all.

Penis inspections? Scrotum Polishing??Bottom Spanking??? Arse Coleslaw???

This is stupendous!! This is bloody colossal!!!! I have never, even in my wildest fantasies, ever considered eating *coleslaw* out of another mans arse. Until now! This is truly a work of genius!! These people are totally wasted in a fire station. They should be performing on Broadway, in little skimpy numbers with lots of sequins.

My bro-in-law is an ex ACT firefighter, now working in NSW. Wait’ll he hears about this.

andy555 8:24 pm 20 Jan 11

When Queanbeyan had its own fire brigade there was no cross border memorandum of under standing with the act fire brigade we just relied on each other when our resources were stretched . Queanbeyan had a very well trained group of fire fighters as it was a very busy fire station . it is really sad to see such a vast amount of training and knowlage just lost and the nsw fb doesn’t even care . some fire fighters had been there for over 20 years . amassing what a wast of government money and time

Unlike permanent fire fighters part time fire fighters some times do the job of a station officer and also cary the powers of the chief officer . this was until a more senior officer arrived all safety and activity was there responsabilty . this is a lot of responsibility to place on 1 firefighter shoulders especially when the nsw fb doesn’t think they are ok to work on a permanent basis a permanent fire fighter is never placed in this situation there for never gains the same amount of knowledge

FIRE – as Queanbeyan is a busy fire station Queanbeyan fire fighters attended around 600 callouts each year – they would vary from fires to rescues to hazmat incidents . and gained extensive on the job knowledge and training . as they work 24 hours a day over all they do attend more calls than a permanent fire fighter and there for end up a much better over all fire fighter with much more experience and a more caring attitude .

RESCUE – unlike permanent fire fighters who do training with the nsw fb – the part time fire fighters of Queanbeyan went out of there way to obtain as much experience as possible so they where all fully trained and passed all exams with the nsw fire brigade and also to level 1 with the act fire brigade and also with the company – holmatro . that manufactures all the rescue equipment for Australia .

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