|At 1430hrs on Wednesday 25th February, the Arcadia Brigade received a pager message to support Shepparton at a plane crash and fire at the Shepparton Airport. Local brigade resources were already stretched with 10 tankers being turned out to a fire in large mulch windrows at Daldy Rd just north of Shepparton.
The Arcadia Tanker with 5 members, supplied water to Shepparton Pumper which in turn was extinguishing hot spots in the wreckage of the plane. Peter (Pip) Borrman, a well known and accomplished aerobatic pilot did not survive the crash.
The Arcadia Tanker was then re-deployed to Daldy Rd to ferry water to units fighting this fire, our tanker was released at 1730hrs to return home.