Firefighters Bollard Memorial - Geelong, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThePacman
S 38° 08.699 E 144° 21.914
55H E 269111 N 5774818
Quick Description: This firemen's memorial is at one of the iconic bollards along the Geelong Waterfront.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 4/7/2015 11:17:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMNNCP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:
The site of this memorial is where the clipper "Lightning" burnt in 1869 after being struck by lightning here.
It was loaded with wool and tallow. All the town's privately employed firemen combined to fight the fire and thus founded a public fire service.

The plaque at this bollard honours the 5 local firemen who died while fighting bushfires in Linton, western Victoria, in December 1998.
The firefighters, all volunteers from the Geelong West CFA, were entrapped and engulfed in fire following an unexpected wind change.
The firefighters were Christopher Evans, Garry Vredeveldt, Stuart Davidson, Jason Thomas and Matthew Armstrong.
A subsequent inquest led to changes in safety operating procedures in the Victorian Country Fire Authority.
Physical address:
Geelong Foreshore
Eastern Beach Rd
Geelong, Vic Australia

Memorial Website: Not listed

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