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Don't forget to dial 000 if you require emergency assistance. The ACT Rural Fire Service has responsibility for the management of fire in the rural area, which includes education of & response to bushfire.
The ACTRFS also assists with other types of emergencies such as assisting the SES with storm & flood damage & ACT Fire & Rescue. The ACTRFS is also responsible for the educational awareness of the ACT public about how to be prepared in the case of the bushfire emergency.
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A new G/CRK 11 heavy tanker was handed over to the Guises Creek Brigade on 12 Nov 2014.
It replaced the old G/CRK 11 tanker which had been in service since 1997.
Guises Creek Brigade members really loved and respected the old G/CRK 11.
She was very rugged and reliable vehicle and was beautifully crafted for fire-fighting.
Crews attended hundreds of fires in her, were trained in her, attended numerous community events and have lots of very fond memories of her.
This blog is a tribute to the 'old girl' and shares a few of the highlights of various fires and events over the last 17 years.
Hand-over of new ACT Rural Fire Service heavy tanker G/CRK 11 and retirement of the old G/CRK 11 from service on 12 Nov 2014.
Photo: Paul Simakoff-EllimsThe new Guises Creek heavy tanker G/CRK 11 is welcomed by members and entered active service on 12 Nov 2014.
Photo: Gary HookerG/CRK 11 entered service in 1997 and was based at the Guises Creek Volunteer Fire Brigade Station, located on the Monaro Highway, about 8kms south of Calwell, ACT.
Photo: Gary HookerG/CRK 11 went to Moruya fires in 2002 as part of an Inter-State Task Force: Photo: Bruce FerrettG/CRK 11 at Boboyan Pines, Namadgi National Park, during the major Canberra Bushfires in Jan 2003.
Photo:Gary HookerG/CRK 11 on her side after a bridge collapse in Namadgi National Park during the Canberra Bushfires, Jan 2003.
Photo: Franco OrmazabalThe crew was unhurt but the passenger door was jammed shut by a tree.
Photo: Gary Hooker
G/CRK 11 was a team player.
Photo: Gary Hooker
G/CRK 11 accepted water from lots of different water sources.
Many thanks also go to the ACT Emergency Services Agency Workshops crews who maintained her and kept her in great working order for the last 17 years.
Well done team!