The Federal Government will create new legislation to permit it to declare a national state of emergency. It will support most of the Royal Commission recommendations but not the creation of a national aerial firefighting fleet. In the meantime Coulson Aviation and Lindsay Fox have got together to do just that! Lots more news in this weeks roundup!
The Executive of the VFFA seeks to appoint a CEO to develop the organisation into a financially independent robust body delivering useful services to RFS Volunteers in NSW, representing their views to government, and acting as an effective agent of change to improve land management and fire management practices in the state.
Air quality is one of the issues that we cover in this weeks News Roundup. It caused 4 times more deaths than the fires last summer. Lots more stores from around the state …
The difficulties of cross border firefighting and communications are well illustrated by the story of the Templeton’s and other residents of Bunbalong. Its just off the Monaro Highway and is in NSW. Read the full story of what happenned on February 1st including Helen Templeton’s own submission to the NSW enquiry and the ABC’s report on the story.
A mega bundle of news this week with the out of control burn at North Head and the Bushfire Royal Commission both being featured. Read more ….
The latest edition of Volunteer Fire Fighter magazine is now online and available for download.
Join the VFFA to receive the printed version inyour post box.
The Report we have all been waiting for has at last been released … all 1,000 pages of it. Read our initial commentatry and download the report here …
An excellent piece in the Guardian introduces us to Nick Dutton perched high in the ACT RFS watchtowers. The article goes on to discuss newer methods of fire detection and makes the case for the human eye.
John O’Donnell has contributed this excellent article on hazard reduction. He makes a number of important points …
The VFFA is a signatory to The Howitt Society’s Letter to the Prime Minister urging Scott Morrison to reinstate the Royal Commission enquiry into land and vegetation management.