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What were the Sir Ivan bush fires like? 
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A firefighter gives his account of the 2018 Sir Ivan fire

"Despite everything we tried to do, it was bigger than us," Deputy Group Captain Simon Archer.



Imagine you were a firefighter on the day of the Sir Ivan fire. What do you need to do to keep yourself safe?

Hey Firestormers!

Learn from the lessons of how houses, plus farm machinery and stock were saved from the fire.

  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire fighters,
  • Fire experiences,
  • Major bush fires,
  • People,
  • Place,
  • Environment,
  • Sir Ivan fire


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

Firefighters were able to save many houses even under awful fire conditions.

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