Members are advised that because the District CFO’s have washed their hands of organising alternative Cylinder filling arrangements the following has been organised by your Local to ensure the safe and effective operation of the Fire Service in Wellington.
For calls in Wellington and Hutt Fire Districts where cylinders are empty, Hutt BA Tender is to be responded and exchange empties with full cylinders. If there are only 2 cylinders that are empty, a judgement call should be made by OIC whether to call the BA Tender. I.e. could wait till next day.
Hutt Station will then take them to Dive and Ski 14 Waione Street, Petone the next day and get them filled and restow the BA Tender to a full compliment.
If there is a drastic shortage i.e. multiple calls using BA or a major incident, there are 24 hour contact details for Dive and Ski below. This is for unusual circumstances only.
Members are advised that there are also steel cylinders available at Kilbirnie and Trentham training departments that can be utilised at fairly short notice.
The BA tender could be utilised in these instances. I.e. major incidents. The Local has obtained the air purity test results for Dive and Ski and they equal or better our compressor test results. This means there will be no adverse effects on the sets or cylinders.
BA Departments may need to arrange for Draeger NZ to undertake the 4-6 Annual tests that each BA Department usually completes each month. Either, the sets can be sent to Draeger NZ or a technician of theirs could complete on station.
Dive and Ski (Thommo)
14 Waione Street
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