I am writing to support the NSW Farmers proposal for grazing to be re-introduced into Crown Lands including National Parks.
I believe this need only be applied in marginal areas around National Parks which cannot be protected from fire by graded fire breaks. Many National Parks boundaries are on very steep and inaccessible areas thereby making fire and stock control very difficult.
The people who lived through the fires are confronted with their changed landscape every day – but they would also like the rest of Australia to remember those traumatic events.
People are still recovering and rebuilding, people who haven’t even started rebuilding yet.
People are still living in tents.
The VFFA received a bunch of thank you cards and letters from Scouts in the US.
The cards and letters were sent by Samantha Palmer and the VFFA has produced this short video to say thanks.
The cards, letters and video acknowledges the hard work by all firefighters in Australia and those from other countries that deployed to assist.
A big thank you to all of the Scouts for their cards and letters, you support is very much appreciated.
The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian will be announcing tomorrow morning (6th April 2020), the creation of a new NSW Government agency, Resilience NSW.
The Premier will also confirm, effective 1st May, that Shane Fitzsimmons will be taking up the role of Commissioner, Resilience NSW and Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management, in the newly created agency.
The NSW Government has commissioned an independent expert inquiry into the 2019-20 bushfire season to provide input to NSW ahead of the next bushfire season.
The VFFA has 25 FLIR K1 Situational Awareness Cameras to give away, thanks to FLIR Systems for this generous donation.
If you would like to get one of these FLIR K1 Situational Awareness Cameras for your Brigade, send an email to…
The VFFA supports the NSW RFS direction that RFS Volunteers should bookmark and monitor the web site, https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/coronavirus for the latest updates.
Government exposed to legal payouts after landmark finding that there is “good evidence” that toxic firefighting chemicals could cause some cancers.
You have seen our firefighters battling the bushfires on the news. Now, some of our these brave men and women have another battle to fight against PTSD and other forms of Operational Stress Injury.
Through funding campaigns, the RED Friday Organization is stepping up to help safeguard the mental health of our Firefighters.
This video may help to shed some light on the current situation.
The Australian Government has put measures in place so that families and individuals affected by bushfires can access resources quickly to ease the stress during the recovery phase.