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AU – Blue Mountains Bush Fires – October 2013

Thursday 17th of October 2013 was an unusually hot day for mid Spring & the strong winds definitely didn’t provide any added comfort to the temperatures.  By early afternoon the day wasn’t getting any better, with large plumes of smoke rising from the Blue Mountains something was clearly wrong! Two large fires had started in the […]

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AU – RRT Choir brightens elderly residents’ day……

  During the recent October school holidays, 47 girls from the Western Sydney RRT Choir visited the Mountainview Nursing Home in Penrith. It’s part of the RRT mission to express our care and compassion to the community, including those in places of care. The RRT choir consists of 80 girls from the Plymouth Brethren Christian […]

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CA – Severe Flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta

Calgary floods claim lives On Friday June 21, the Calgary Rapid Relief Team sprang into action. Severe flooding had hit the downtown area of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a large city with a population of over 1 million. Three weeks of incessant rains, a tremendous downpour in the outlying foothills area and the Rocky Mountains was […]

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US – 400 called to fight Indianapolis fire

About 11:30am on Saturday 15th June, a fire broke out in a large warehouse on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Members of the Christian Brethren’s Rapid Relief Team arrived on the scene at the same time as the first of the emergency crews, and the Fire Chief gratefully accepted their offer of support. He immediately […]

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AU – RRT Blue Mountains ready to assist

The Blue Mountain’s, west of Sydney is one of the most fire prone areas in the world. With a line of towns stretching through National Parks, 75 000 residents and thousands of tourists, both national and international, travelling through visiting famous landmarks such as The Three Sisters, enjoying a ride into the Jamison valley on […]

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DE – Worst floods in a decade claim lives in Germany

June 2013; thousands of volunteers and emergency personnel including firefighters and soldiers are working hard to contain the most dramatic floods in Germany in a decade. Several days of heavy rains at the beginning of June caused dramatic flooding across many areas of Central Europe. The Elbe, which is the continent’s 4th largest river rose […]

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