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West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade

Useful Information

Guide to extinguisher classes, their colours and where to use them

Hose Flow, Friction Loss and Nozzle Discharge Rates

Important for both judging effective pressure at the nozzle and also judging flow rates and water usage

Rank and Insignia—As Indicated on Shoulder Patches

If you see anything with a crown or spinning wheel—shut up and listen!

Rank —As Indicated by Helmet Colour

Similarly, if you see orange or maroon—shut up and listen!

Hazardous Goods Classes, Packing Groups and Emergency Guide

Note the RFS is not qualified to deal with Hazmat situations. This is to recognise and report. All Hazmat situation must be dealt with by NSW Fire Brigades, who have the appropriate  training.