We can all remember what happened to Canberra a few years ago and Black Summer devastated a number of urban environments.
John O’Donnell is well qualified to write about the subject and the VFFA is keen to see our communities become more involved in protecting their environments.
Keeping our evacuation routes open and clear of fallen timber can be a life safer in the bushfire season. Great to see the RMS taking preventative action in this area.
This is one of a large number of stories from around the state in this weeks news roundup.
After the horrific summer of bushfires, there was a surge of interest in cultural burning, the way Indigenous Australians managed the land with fire for tens of thousands of years before colonisation. Now in the middle of winter, Indigenous groups around the country are doing what they can to reduce fuel loads and heal country, before summer comes around again.
Andrew Constance has warned his own government has not done enough to protect NSW from another devastating firestorm.
“The community will not be interested in arguments between green and brown on this, they just want survival,” Mr Constance told The Daily Telegraph in an interview.
NSW Parliamentary Commitee recommends the establishment of a Rural Fire Service Volunteers Benevolent Fund, administered cooperatively by the NSW Rural Fire Service, the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association and the Rural Fire Service Association.
This is one of a number of interesting stories in this week’s News Roundup.