Traffic & Safety

  • Manly Vale. 6.32pm – 8.16pm Saturday, 22 May, traffic lights were flashing yellow at the intersection of Condamine Street and Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, Manly Vale. Traffic was impacted in all directions.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before midnight Saturday, 22 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to reports of a man who had fallen at Frenchs Forest, hitting his head and losing consciousness. They found a man in his 50s in a serious condition. He appeared to have struck the rear of his skull in the fall and was transported to Royal North Shore Hospital.
  • Narraweena. Just after 11.00am Monday, 24 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to a cement spill at Warringah Road, Narraweena near Lascelles Road. Traffic was impacted in two westbound lanes for approximately half an hour. NSW Police assisted with traffic management while the cement was cleared and the road rendered safe.
  • Church Point. 1.00pm Tuesday, 25 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to assist a 60-year-old male motorcycle rider at Church Point who had come off his bike after losing control at low speed over a speed hump. The man was treated at the scene for a fractured left arm and transported to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Newport. Just after 5.00pm Tuesday, 25 May, emergency services were called to a two-car motor vehicle accident at Barrenjoey Road, Newport near Queens Parade. They arrived to find an off-duty NSW Ambulance paramedic attending to a person trapped in one of the vehicles. Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station assisted to remove the patient from the vehicle and they were transported to hospital in a stable condition. One lane in each direction was blocked for around an hour while the incident was cleared.
  • North Narrabeen. Just before 2.00pm Wednesday, 26 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics attended a single-car motor vehicle accident at Garden Street, North Narrabeen. They assessed a female driver in her 50s who did not require transport to hospital. The vehicle was towed.
  • North Manly. Just after 4.15pm Wednesday, 26 May, emergency services were called to a two-car motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, North Manly near Hillcrest Place. NSW Ambulance paramedics determined that nobody required hospital treatment. Traffic was impacted for around half an hour while the incident was cleared.
  • Beacon Hill. At around 11.15am Thursday, 27 May, emergency services were called to a motor vehicle accident between a truck and car at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill near Ellis Road. Initial reports of persons trapped was found not to be the case but three lanes of traffic were blocked until the incident was cleared, which took around 20 minutes.
  • Seaforth. 3.09pm Friday, 28 May, emergency services were called to a two-car motor vehicle accident at Manly Road, Seaforth near Sydney Road. One person was treated by NSW Ambulance for minor injuries. Traffic was heavily impacted for around an hour while the incident was cleared and vehicles towed from the scene.

Theft

  • Palm Beach. Approximately 6.00pm Wednesday, 26 May, a person visiting Palm Beach reported two bags stolen while they were in the bathroom at the beach.

Fire & Rescue

  • Belrose. 2.20pm Saturday, 22 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to Bare Creek Bike Park, Belrose where they treated a man in his 30s who had fallen approximately 2m off his bike. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Beacon Hill. Just before 1.00pm Sunday, 23 May, emergency services were called to reports of an injured bike rider at Red Hill Reserve, Beacon Hill. They found a male in his 30s approximately 500m down a trail suffering a compound fracture of his right ankle and an arm injury after coming off a mountain bike. He was carried approximately 100m to waiting vehicles by stretcher and transported to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Scotland Island. Just before 1.00pm Monday, 24 May, emergency services were called to reports of a person with a back injury at Florence Terrace, Scotland Island. Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade provided community first response. NSW Police assisted NSW Ambulance paramedics transport the patient via police boat to hospital.
  • Forestville. 8.30pm Monday, 24 May, emergency services were called to reports of an injured teenager in bushland near Ferguson Street, Forestville. Teams from Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station, Rural Fire Service Brigades from Belrose, Davidson and Beacon Hill along with NSW Ambulance Special Operations paramedics had to trek over 1km into the bush to find and extricate the young woman who had suffered a knee injury. The operation took several hours and she was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Dee Why. Just after 8.00pm Tuesday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station extinguished a small rubbish fire at Oaks Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Cromer. 10.50pm Tuesday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to reports of a fire in bushland off Toronto Avenue, Cromer. They extinguished a gas cylinder that was found alight.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 2.00pm Wednesday, 26 May, a light plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Narrabeen Beach. Engine trouble was the reported cause. The pilot, a male in his 20s, a female passenger in her 30s and an infant child were unharmed in the landing. Emergency services were called to the scene and assisted with removal of the plane from the waters edge.
Plane emergency landing Narrabeen Beach
  • Belrose. Just before 8.00pm Thursday, 27 May, emergency services were called to reports of an injured mountain bike rider at Five Mile Creek Trail off Morgan Road, Belrose. NSW Ambulance Special Operations paramedics traversed several hundred metres down the trail to locate a man in his 50s who they assessed to have fractured ribs. They carried the man from the scene by stretcher with assistance of the man’s friends and a 4WD ambulance vehicle was brought in to assist with the mans extraction from the track. By 11.15pm the man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.

Utilities

  • Sunday, 23 May, 11.10am – 1.06pm – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Beaconsfield Street, Newport.
  • Sunday, 23 May, 3.23pm – 5.00pm – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Capua Place, Avalon Beach.
  • Sunday, 23 May, 10.15pm – Monday, 24 May, 12.30am – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Dee Why affecting 90 homes.
  • Monday, 24 May, 7.00am – 3.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Allambie Heights affecting 56 homes.
  • Monday, 24 May, 9.00am – 4.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Forestville affecting 122 homes.
  • Monday, 24 May, 9.36am – 11.00am – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Ballyshannon Road, Killarney Heights.
  • Monday, 24 May, 10.15am – 4.00pm – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at The Esplanade, Frenchs Forest.
  • Monday, 24 May, 11.20pm – Tuesday, 25 May, 2.20am – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Plateau Road, Avalon Beach.
  • Tuesday, 25 May, 7.00am – 3.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Fairlight affecting 128 homes.
  • Tuesday, 25 May, 8.00am – 2.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Forestville affecting 89 homes.
  • Tuesday, 25 May, 8.00am – 3.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Palm Beach affecting 126 homes.
  • Tuesday, 25 May, 10.30am – 1.10pm – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Tuesday, 25 May, 11.30am – 4.30pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Forestville affecting 82 homes.
  • Tuesday, 25 May, 2.26pm – 8.40pm – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Canea Crescent, Allambie Heights.
  • Wednesday, 26 May, 6.00am – 3.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Manly affecting 67 homes.
  • Thursday, 27 May, 8.00am – 3.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Avalon Beach affecting 99 homes.
  • Thursday, 27 May, 8.00am – 3.00pm – Ausgrid reported a disruption to power supply at Wheeler Heights affecting 87 homes.
  • Thursday, 27 May, 1.30pm – 7.28pm – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Ilya Avenue, Bayview.
  • Friday, 28 May, 10.40am – 1.49pm – Sydney Water reported a disruption to water supply at Kapunda Place, Belrose.

Community

  • Saturday, 22 May, members of Belrose, Davidson and West Pittwater RFS Brigades conducted training on gas bottle fires (main image and below).
  • Sunday, 23 May, following an inter-agency review, members of the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade joined with Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Narrabeen and Mona Vale at Narrabeen Fire Station for joint training to share capabilities.
  • Warringah / Pittwater SES new recruits started their training and the 2 year members are learning rescue techniques (Participate In A Rescue Operation – PIARO). This year has 32 new recruits starting, the largest group ever.

Images: NSW Rural Fire Service, Northern Beaches Advocate, NSW SES