By Paul Bibby, Court Reporter, November 10, 2014
The attempt to control the “Black Sunday” bushfires that destroyed scores of homes and thousands of animals in northern NSW last year was described by firefighters as “one of the worst large-scale firefighting efforts they had been involved in”, the NSW Coroner’s Court has heard.
The Wambelong fire destroyed 53 homes and tens of thousands of hectares in January 2013 when it was sparked in the Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.
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Peter Cannon and Brian Williams represented the VFFA at the NSW Upper House Public Enquiry into the Wambelong Fire near Coonabarabran in January 2013. Peter and Brian submitted the VFFA submission in two parts, one in a public hearing and the other…
The President of the Volunteer Firefighters Association (VFFA), Mr. Peter Cannon OAM , has welcomed the findings and recommendations of the NSW Upper House Inquiry into the Wambelong Fire, released today, as a positive step towards a system that will…
The transcripts of the three days of NSW Parliament Upper House Public Inquiry into the disasterous Warumbungles Bushfire of January 2013 (Wambelong fire) are available for download on the NSW Parliament web site. Click HERE and follow Hearings and Transcripts the…