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Victoria, Australia... 108 dead, 1000 homes lost

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken O'Brian Feb 8, 2009. 1 Reply


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Jan 29, 2013
Ken O'Brian commented on lutan1's blog post Avoiding The Dirty Dozen on the Fire Scene
"Thanks heaps Luke. Excellent article. Have already forwarded copies to a number of brigades in my area for their Brigade Management Teams to consider."
Apr 13, 2009
Ken O'Brian replied to Good_33's discussion What is That One Call
"That would have to have been the triple fatality Motor Vehicle Accident I went to the day before I started my High School (College) exams... Pager went off, went direct to scene as it was en route to the station, arrived on scene to find two…"
Apr 9, 2009
Ken O'Brian posted a discussion

The Day Australia Cried

This poem appeared recently in a British Newspaper, with reference to the recent Black Saturday bushfires in which over 200 people lost their lives.Yesterday the Victorian Government announced that all fires burning in the State of Victoria as a result of Black Saturday have finally been contained, five weeks after the fateful day.We love to hate Victorians throughout the footy seasonJust for the fact they're from Victoria would seem a valid reason,They tend to think Australian Rules belongs to…See More
Mar 14, 2009
stewart tickner and Ken O'Brian are now friends
Feb 28, 2009
Ken O'Brian replied to Shannon Pieper, FireRescue Magazine's discussion Australian/SoCal connection?
"Hi guys. Thanks for the comments. Wildfire, I didn't intend to infer that because you were old you were unable to stay and defend. Your story of the two 80yo's simply emphasises my point that they were prepared, and they knew they were…"
Feb 13, 2009
Ken O'Brian replied to Richard Harvey's discussion FUBAR tool
"They sell them here in Australia too. They are actually designed more as a construction tool than a demolition tool. Designed to assist carpenters in carrying beams, levering them into place, etc. Yes, it's a good tool that could easily lend…"
Feb 12, 2009
Ken O'Brian replied to Shannon Pieper, FireRescue Magazine's discussion Australian/SoCal connection?
"It is interesting that today our media is reporting along the lines of the following: A family that successfully defended their home in the recent fires have been vindicated. Apparently when they moved to the area they broke local government…"
Feb 12, 2009

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OH&S Manager - Major Events Company
Local Shire Council - Chief Warden for Council Offices
Local Shire Council - Chief Warden for Performing Arts Centre
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Major Events Rigger, Human Resources, OHS Officer, Total Events Co P/L
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To give back to the Community. Grew up in a farming environment, it was a natural progression into the Fire Brigade.

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At 4:57am on February 11, 2009, Tony P said…
G'day Ken, nice to join with you.
At 7:04pm on February 8, 2009, Aussie_Wildfire said…
Check out Lutan 1, Tony P they are active Aussies on this site
At 10:51am on December 13, 2008, Dennis Brown said…
Welcome Ken to FFN stay safe over there
At 10:39pm on December 12, 2008, Robert Venable said…
Welcome to the nation.Stay safe.

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