Traffic & Safety

  • Manly. Just after 3.00pm Saturday, 29 May, emergency services were called to a 2-car accident at Darley Road, Manly. A man in his 60s was treated for minor injuries and transported to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. The vehicles were towed from the incident scene.
  • Newport. Around 11.15pm Saturday, 29 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics attended a motor vehicle accident at Barrenjoey Road, Newport. They found one person with minor injuries who refused treatment.
  • Mona Vale. 11.00am Monday, 31 May, emergency services were called to reports of a truck into a power pole at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale. They found a male truck driver in his 30s trapped in the cabin of the vehicle. CareFlight was called to the incident, landing at nearby Rat Park while the driver was extricated from the vehicle by Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Mona Vale and Narrabeen. Once freed, the driver was taken by road to Royal North Shore Hospital by NSW Ambulance in a stable condition.
  • Mona Vale. 11.00am Tuesday, 01 June, firefighters from Narrabeen Station came across a motor vehicle accident at Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale near Bungan Street. One of the vehicles had reportedly fled the scene. The female driver of the other vehicle was found to be uninjured and did not require treatment. The vehicle was towed and the incident scene was cleared after around 20 minutes.
  • Belrose. Just before midday Thursday, 03 June, emergency services were called to a motor vehicle accident between a bus and ute at Forest Way, Belrose near Dawes Road. They found an empty school bus had been involved in a collision. Two lanes of southbound traffic were blocked for around half an hour while the female bus driver was assessed and treated for a minor neck injury. She was transported by NSW Ambulance to nearby Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. A fluid spill on the roadway was rendered safe by firefighters from Forestville Station.
  • Manly Vale. 4.15pm Thursday, 03 June, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a collision between a motorcycle and car at Condamine Street, Manly Vale. The male motorcycle rider was knocked from his bike by the accident, suffering an injury to his hand. He was assessed at the scene by paramedics and transported to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.

Theft

  • Manly. 4.00am Monday, 24 May, a man was filmed stealing a food delivery from an apartment block at Pittwater Road, Manly.

Drugs & Intoxication

  • Newport. 7.20pm Sunday, 30 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to reports of an unconscious person at Barrenjoey Road, Newport. Upon arrival they were unable to locate the patient, who they were told ‘had done a runner to the pub’. With the assistance of NSW Police, they located a man in his 60s at a nearby licensed premises and he was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 12.00pm Monday, 31 May, NSW Police raided a property at Mactier Street, Narrabeen and arrested a 56-year-old man in relation to drug supply charges. A large amount of cash was seized in the raid.
  • Bayview. A police raid was conducted at a home at Pittwater Road, Bayview on Thursday morning, 03 June. The Australian Federal Police confirmed it had conducted operational activity and said there was no threat to public safety but refused to comment further on the investigation.

Fire & Rescue

  • Dee Why. Just after 4.30pm Saturday, 29 May, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Dee Why and Manly responded to a fire alarm from an unoccupied apartment at Fisher Road, Dee Why. Using a ladder, they gained access via a balcony and found a clothes dryer that had been left on, setting off a fire alarm. Fortunately there was no fire or damage, so they switched off the dryer and left the apartment.
  • Manly. 11.15pm Saturday, 29 May, emergency services were called to reports of a cliff fall at Shelly Beach, Manly. Fire and Rescue NSW crews with specialist cliff rescue teams from Narrabeen and Manly Stations attended, along with special operations and intensive care paramedics from NSW Ambulance. After discovering a male in his 20s who had fallen approximately 10m, they called for the Toll Air Ambulance which attempted to land nearby but experienced difficulty and was forced to land at Bear Cottage. The male patient, who had sustained a loss of consciousness from the fall, was treated for suspected internal injuries and transported to hospital by road in a serious condition.
  • Ingleside. Around 1.00pm Sunday, 30 May, Belrose Rural Fire Brigade was called to extinguish an unauthorised pile burn at Ingleside. The RFS remind everyone, burns still require notification outside of fire season.
  • Mona Vale. Monday, 31 May, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to multiple false alarms at a retirement village at Seabeach Avenue, Mona Vale. Each time, crews from Mona Vale and Narrabeen Stations were unable to find signs of fire and the incidents were put down to alarm faults.
  • Cromer. 12.45pm Monday, 31 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to reports of a fire at a retirement village at Fisher Road North, Cromer. A small fire had broken out in a commercial kitchen when boxes near a deep fryer had caught alight. It had been extinguished by the occupants by the time firefighters arrived. After a check for heat and possible fire spread, the area was declared safe.
  • Forestville. Just after 10.30pm Monday, 31 May, a 17-year-old male who had presented to hospital with his finger caught in a bottle cap, arrived at Forestville Fire Station seeking assistance. He had been referred to the Fire Station for access to equipment suitable to safely release his finger. Firefighters released the youth’s finger, dressed his wound and sent him on his way.
  • Curl Curl. 7.30am Tuesday, 01 June, emergency services were called to reports of a group of swimmers in difficulty, a possible rip. Three NSW Ambulances, NSW Police vehicles and a helicopter were dispatched to Curl Curl Beach in response to the report, where they found the morning swim group returning from their regular swim, reporting they encountered no difficulty. The incident was recorded as a false alarm.
  • Newport. 11.30am Tuesday, 01 June, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Avalon and Mona Vale Stations were called to The Newport at Kalinya Street, Newport as the result of an automated fire alarm. Upon arrival they found no sign of fire and determined the alarm had been set off by heat and returned to station.
  • North Narrabeen. 12.14pm Tuesday, 01 June, emergency services were called to reports of a vehicle explosion at Jacksons Road, North Narrabeen, close to Warriewood Square. Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Dee Why and Mona Vale Stations arrived to find the trailer of an overloaded ute well alight and gas bottles exploding before they extinguished the blaze. The driver of the ute, a man in his 60s, was treated at the scene for a minor hand injury by a NSW Ambulance Inspector.
Gas bottles from the vehicle that caught fire near Warriewood Square
  • North Narrabeen. Around 2.00pm Tuesday, 01 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station attended reports of a fire at Lido Avenue, North Narrabeen. Upon arrival they found a neighbour who made the report had entered the property and found unattended cooking was the cause of the smoke. By the time firefighters arrived, the good Samaritan neighbour had switched off the stove. Fire and Rescue NSW reminds people never to leave cooking unattended, ‘Keep looking when cooking’.
  • Manly. Around 7.00pm Tuesday, 01 June, emergency services were called to reports of a gas leak at Sydney Road, Manly near Central Avenue. An exclusion zone was established and an urgent gas response crew responded to the scene to undertake urgent repairs on the gas main, which they feared would fully rupture. They were able to locate the source of the issue by 9.00pm and had effected emergency repairs by 9.40pm.
  • Warriewood. Just after 11.15am Wednesday, 02 June, emergency services were called to an injured mountain bike rider at Ingleside Chase Reserve. A man in his 50s was located approximately 1.5km into bushland between Warriewood and Ingleside. The man was treated at the scene for a pelvic injury by NSW Ambulance paramedics with the assistance of Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Narrabeen and Mona Vale Stations. The Toll Air Ambulance was called, landing at a nearby school oval while the bushland area was cleared for a winch out operation. The man was winched safely to the helicopter and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
Warriewood winch out
  • Avalon Beach. Just before 2.00pm Wednesday, 02 June, NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to reports of a fall at Marine Parade, Avalon Beach. They found a 64-year-old man who had been painting on the roof of a pergola, had fallen approximately 3m, sustaining a head injury. He was assessed at the scene and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Avalon Beach. Just before 11.00am Thursday, 03 June, firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station were called to reports of a cooking fire at Therry Street, Avalon Beach. They attended to find a small outdoor cooking fire that had been extinguished.
  • Balgowlah Heights. 9.30am Friday, 04 June, emergency services were called to a workplace injury at Heathcliff Crescent, Balgowlah Heights. A 43-year-old man had been injured by a power saw that had kicked back, striking him in the chest, causing a severe laceration. NSW Ambulance paramedics and CareFlight responded to the incident. The man was stabilised and taken in a serious condition to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Community

  • Terrey Hills. On Saturday, 29 May, 13 Rural Fire Service Brigades across the Northern Beaches came together for a district exercise at JJ Melbourne Hills Memorial Reserve, Terrey Hills. The overall winner of the exercise was Coal and Candle Rural Fire Brigade with a strong overall performance but first place in the all-important tug-o-war competition was won by Ingleside.
  • Warringah / Pittwater SES Unit reported no urgent call outs this week but have announced three workshops specifically for women to help prepare for storms, floods and other emergencies. The sessions will be held at Unit HQ at Terrey Hills in a fun and supportive environment. Register here to attend one of three sessions available. These are information sessions to help prepare women but you may find yourself becoming interested in joining the increasing number of women who are being welcomed into the NSW SES.
  • Flags flew at half-mast today (Friday, 04 June) as a State Funeral was held this morning at 10.30am for Rugby League ‘Immortal’, Bob Fulton. The service was held at St Mary’s Cathedral and recognised Mr Fulton’s remarkable contribution to Rugby League as a player, coach, selector and commentator.
  • NSW Police are offering Learner Drivers a night-time training course at Sydney Motorsport Park. Learner Drivers can register for ‘Nightdrive for Learners’, held the first Tuesday of each month, which is a two-hour program of night driving training with emergency services to help learner drivers build confidence at night.
  • Terrey Hills. On Friday, 04 June, Davidson and Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigades attended Bindook Cottage long day care at Terrey Hills to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a fire safety day for the children and everyone got a chance to hold the fire hose.

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