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Smoke Flow

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What color are your warning lights?

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what color are your trucks

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Mutual Aid

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Join a Volunteer Fire Department?

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songs for fire videos?

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"Fill the Boot" has been copyrighted?

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Why are you a volunteer?

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We Need Fund Raising Ideas

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Truck or Engine?

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Fire hose tester rentals

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Comment by Victor Pikari on July 1, 2011 at 5:46pm
Kia Ora Whanau( Family)

Blackball Volunteer Fire Brigade was originally formed in 1965. Today it covers the area from North Stillwater Brigade to Slatey Creek, west of the Grey River. The local terrain is very diverse. The Grey River, Blackball Plateau, Paparoa Ranges and National Park all bound Blackball. The Brigade has an establishment of 16 firefighters. Some members of the Brigade have served their local community for more than 25 years.

Blackball is situated on the West Coast of the South Island approximately 20kms north of Greymouth. Originally a stoping place for early goldminers, the town became established in the late 1800's when coal was discovered and a coal mine was opened. After some turbulent times the government regulated coal mine closed in the mid 1960's and coal mining ceased to be a way of life in Blackball. The population dropped from over 1000 to the under 500 people level it is at today. Some of the most spectacular walks are found near Blackball, in particular the Creosus Track.

keep low stay safe
Comment by Debra Saunders on June 27, 2011 at 9:21pm
I would really be pleased to meet someone who's ready for a date,am single and searching.
Comment by Beverly Simpson on June 26, 2011 at 10:20pm
Have you guys and gals taken advantage of the training in Anniston Alabama for first responders? Totally free!
Comment by Alan Jacobson on May 15, 2011 at 10:12pm
I should have added. If you're not an Android or iPhone user and are still curious, feel free to look at:
Comment by Alan Jacobson on May 15, 2011 at 8:44pm
Just finished a new App that should be helpful for training and/or live scenes. Checkout Firefighter Calculator for Android and/or iPhone. Let me know what you think!
Comment by mike chappell on April 7, 2011 at 9:09pm
your department need to get more organized on a budget?

check out
tell them Mike sent you...
Comment by A.J. Timmer on March 10, 2011 at 8:10pm
Hi Alison, nice pics. Looked like fun. Loved the hornet pics, used to be mechanic on those as well. Take care down under. AJ
Comment by Alison Aprhys on March 8, 2011 at 1:03am
Hi everyone, attended the local Airshow as part of a fire crew last week - all went well, check out my images!
Comment by david sullivan on February 19, 2011 at 9:21pm
Comment by Alison Aprhys on February 16, 2011 at 2:35pm
FYI, here's a link to a video which shows the events my brigade running team participates in at the district and state championships.

A great way to keep fit, build teamwork and keep your skills honed!

Look forward to hearing about the events / games you guys participate in.


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