Print Friendly, PDF & Email

There was a report of a vehicle roll over (NSW RFS Cat 9) near Narrabri on Monday 22nd Jan 2018.

The welfare of those involved is the highest of priorities. It does appear that everyone is okay without serious injury.

It is now very important that the NSW RFS acts upon any reports received to determine if this accident (reported as a tyre failure) or the resulting vehicle roll over are in any way connected to the faulty wheels that were reported in November 2017.

As stated earlier in a VFFA post:

  • The wheels in question were fitted to NSW RFS Cat 9 response vehicles.
  • The NSW RFS has not issued a safety notice or safety alert about the wheels (some references to rims).
  • There has not been any recalls of the wheels.
  • There does not seem to be any Safety Alerts issued in 2017 (no Safety Alerts about any topic).
  • Some Districts, Teams or Zones have replaced wheels.

Images obtained from Facebook

The following images of the wheels (post incident) were obtained from our friends on Facebook.

It is reported that tyre failure caused the roll over.

It is reported that tyre failure caused the roll over. Photo – Facebook

The hub remains bolted in place.

The hub remains bolted in place. Photo – Facebook

Surely we will see a service prepared Safety Alert about this issue.

Related Posts

  • 1. The wheel in the photo was fitted to a NSW RFS Cat 9 response vehicle. 2. The NSW RFS has not issued a safety notice or safety alert about this issue. 3. There has not been any recalls of…

  • A volunteer sent us an email and a document that was circulated from a Fire Control Centre recently. We have decided to share this information in a quest to discover if this Tick Insect Bite Pro Forma documentation is widespread and are there…

  • In Mr Eburns' post: 1. Mr Eburn can’t say whether there has been any, or adequate consultation on the establishment of workgroups. 2. The fact that Mr Eburns' correspondent does not ‘believe that 49 HSRs are sufficient nor does this…

  • It is very important that Volunteers comment on the DRAFT Service Standard in relation to the number of Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and the determination of workgroups. You can have your say...

Tagged on:     

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.