Incidents | Training Activities | Other Activities

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Stoney Creek has sent many tankers to large bushfires over the years including to the Victorian Bushfires in 2009 with the Lake George task force
In 1985 a large fire burnt from near Tharwa all the way through much of the Carwoola area.
85 Fire
Dangerous tree clearing with a chainsaw next to the Kings Hwy at the Sandhills Fire near Bungendore, 2013

Constant weather checks are essential on a fireground (Sandhills Fire, 2013).

Grass fires
Backburning with a drip torch

Local house fire

Stoney Creek (along with other brigades) supported the local SES during the 2010 Queanbeyan Floods
Rural Fire units provide fire suppression at Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car fires
Mopping up after an incinerator fire got out of hand south of Captains Flat (2010)
Blacking out hotspots at a large bush fire at Jingera Rock 2009 (inland from Pambula)
Electricity pole knocked over on Captains Flat Rd: Rural Fire units help with fire suppression at electrical accidents
Hazardous materials. Exploded paint drums after a fire in a garage started by an electrical fault (2010)

Hay shed fire (January 2004). Recently cut hay was still a bit green. Just like a compost heap, it began to warm up and reached a point where it started to burn.

It took more than 1000 man-hours over a week of active fire-fighting and patrolling. The crews faced days of high and extreme fire danger, temperatures of around 40 degrees C and gusty north-westerly winds.

(picture courtesy Queanbeyan Age)

Hay shed fire (2004) Primrose Valley.

We were assisted by Captains Flat, Hoskingtown and Queanbeyan brigades. At its peak, there were three Category 1, three Cat 7 tankers and the Quickfill at the fire.

A few days later, we we can see the damage the fire has done to the steel holding up the frame. The Fire is still burning under the charred bales.

Our thanks to the property owner for his support during and after the incident.



Always a Safety Briefing first
Hazard Reduction burn by the Molonglo River 2010
Practicing a response to motor vehicle accident fire - using foam through the monitor
No one likes making fire breaks with rake-hoes!
Pump operation is a key skill
Off road driver training with 13 tonne trucks

Going over the basics such as bowling & rolling hoses
Training how to deal with gas bottle fires
Knowing our area - This means visiting homes and regular familiarisation with the many fire trails. This one is in Yanununbeyan NP
How to mount a standpipe in a fire hydrant
Learning how to handle the different types of fire extinguishers
Practicing fire overrun drills with the truck self protection sprays
Realistic first aid training
Learning how to work with crews equipped with breathing apparatus (BA)

Other Activities

Convoy for Kids with Cancer 2003
Joint training with Captains Flat Brigade
In 2005, Stoney Creek hosted the Zone NAVEX,
Stoney Creek also regularly participates in the major Southern Region Exercise - this is the 2010 Exercise in Gundagai
Social activities in conjunction with the Carwoola Community Association

Tired crew - but morale is high on the night shift at the Sandhills fire near Bungendore, 2013

Santa hitches a ride on Stoney Creek 7B
Weekly Radio check
Drying the hoses
Street meetings with our community to improve awareness of preparing their properties. This one was a joint meeting with Queanbeyan in an area shared by our Brigades

Street Meeting

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