NEWSTEAD CFA

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Motor Vehicle Accident Strangways
The brigade was paged to an car accident with possible persons trapped at 8:20 this morning. A vehicle towing a trailer had come to grief near the former level crossing at Strangways. The sole occupant of the vehicle was trapped for a short time as the doors were unable to be opened. Paramedics and SES extricated the driver who was in a stable condition and was believed to not be suffering any life-threatening injuries. They were taken to Ballarat hospital by road ambulance. Towing a trailer can be a tricky business even for the most experienced driver in the best conditions. Slippery road conditions can make it more difficult as the trailer, especially when unlaiden, can quickly slip around behind you and cause all sorts of problems. Please take care at all times on our roads, and particularly as we start to get into the cooler months when parts of the region may have black ice or otherwise slippery conditions to deal with. Good response from the brigade with both tankers and our support vehicle responding along with some members in private vehicles. We wish the driver a speedy recovery.
Motor Vehicle Accident Sandon
The brigade was paged to an car accident with possible persons trapped at 8:20 this morning. A vehicle towing a trailer had come to grief near the former level crossing at Strangways. The sole occupant of the vehicle was trapped for a short time as the doors were unable to be opened. Paramedics and SES extricated the driver who was in a stable condition and was believed to not be suffering any life-threatening injuries. They were taken to Ballarat hospital by road ambulance. Towing a trailer can be a tricky business even for the most experienced driver in the best conditions. Slippery road conditions can make it more difficult as the trailer, especially when unlaiden, can quickly slip around behind you and cause all sorts of problems. Please take care at all times on our roads, and particularly as we start to get into the cooler months when parts of the region may have black ice or otherwise slippery conditions to deal with. Good response from the brigade with both tankers and our support vehicle responding along with some members in private vehicles. We wish the driver a speedy recovery.
Kitchen Prop Training
10 Members attended the Kitchen prop training at the Castlemaine Fire Station on Wed 19th May. Thanks to Jason for running the prop and Hilton for his demonstration of the Cleveland load hose lay that we have on T1 and running through the pumping operation while connected to the Hydrant. A good nights training on the kitchen prop that is a new addition to the training props.
Newstead CFA Training
Brigade Members continue to maintain there skill levels through short training drills at our monthly training sessions with team work a key component.

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