Bushfire funding to evaluate effectiveness of Northern Territory prescription burns

Research will be conducted into the effectiveness of fire management practices in the Northern Territory. Speaking at the announcement of the funding, $2 million in Commonwealth and Territory Government funding for bushfire mitigation, Bushfires NT director Mark Ashley, said a more strategic approach to fire prevention and management, would have wider benefits for the community.…

Tas Fire Service’s ability to manage emergency role to come under Parliamentary scrutiny

Changes to Tasmania’s Fire Service (TFS) will be scrutinised by a parliamentary committee after the Opposition raised concerns about the delivery of services in the future. Labor’s demand for an inquiry, supported by the Greens, was also backed in Parliament by the Government, who said there was nothing to hide and that Labor was making…

Service burns deep for vollies

MOUNT Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade had many reasons to celebrate at a recent awards ceremony when 11 of their members received a National Medal. The long-serving and dedicated firefighters achieved more than 290 years of service between them. The National Medal recognises long service by members of government and voluntary organisations who risk their…

CQUni researchers in national spotlight at ‘Bushfire and Natural Hazards’ conference

Two CQUniversity researchers were on show to their peers across the country recently at the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC (Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council) conference. Professor Kevin Ronan and Dr Danielle Every were both on the program, which included more than 100 presentations across three days in Adelaide. Child-centered…

Fire alert goes out

EMERGENCY service representatives said residents should be ‘bush fire ready’ as the fire season approaches, at a meeting in Yanchep last month. Representatives from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), City of Wanneroo and Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (QRVBFB) spoke at the August Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting. Resident Jane…