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 ….
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 …
Horsley Park Rural Fire Service volunteers Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer were two of the eight brave emergency services personnel added to the Emergency Services Volunteer Memorial at a ceremony at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on Sunday.
This is one of our many stories from around the state in this week’s News Roundup.
Fire permits have been suspended by a bushfire at Telegraph Point and many regions have reported an official start to the bushfire season. Lithgow and Dungog receive recovery and resilience funding. These are some of the stories from this weeks News Roundup.
Today Optus and the ANU jointly announced a new partnership to detect bushfires as soon as they start and put then out in minutes. We publish the announcements from both the ANU and Optus and you can download the partnership brochure.
Mike Gorman has completed his incredible work of reviewing and categorising all the submissions to the NSW Enquiry! Read his introduction and download your copy here.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released their interim report on the C130 crash last summer. Wildfire Today publish a very good overview.
We highlight three articles in the Reuters Graphics series which cover wildfires in the USA. Lots of great information and a superb presentation.