AVBFB welcomes Sky Crane team

AVBFB Vice President Dave Gossage took time out this morning to meet with the 2014 Sky Crane team, welcoming them back to Western Australia. Whilst aerial support is always welcome, the pilots themselves acknowledged that they only part of the team required and without fire fighters on the ground, fires would continue to grow. On behalf of…

Fire chief accused ESA commissioner of bullying and then quit months later

Deep tensions within the ACT’s emergency services leadership saw the territory’s fire chief formally accuse his commissioner of bullying and harassment months before prematurely quitting the agency. ACT Fire and Rescue chief officer Paul Swain lodged a bullying complaint against his own boss, Emergency Services Commissioner Dominic Lane, in the middle of this year. The…