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Bush Fire Bulletin 2015 - 2016

A Tasmanian devil 

Volume 38 No 2 (2016)

While it was a relatively quiet season in NSW, NSW RFS members were active interstate in 2015/16 fire season. In particular a long deployment to the Tasmania saw the largest ever RAFT deployment to help save the World Heritage Listed Areas in the north-west of the state. This issue of the Bush Fire Bulletin features some of the behind-the-scenes elements to this deployment.

Also featured are the hazard reductions achieved before Winter, advise for members on conducting a Household Property Assessment and updates on the science behind fire behaviour.

To receive a copy to your home email a request with your address and details to: bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Bursts of activity  

Volume 38 No 1 (2016)

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The fire season in NSW for 2015/16 was characterized by bursts of activity. Predictions had been for a difficult fire season however in NSW at least, it was relatively quiet. Some quick moving fires early in the season kept firefighters busy. Fire in Western Australia, Victoria and especially Tasmania occupied the minds and hearts of the NSW RFS members throughout the early part of 2016. The deployment to Tasmania includes specialists such a remote area firefighters and a large number of trucks and other equipment. This edition of the Bush Fire Bulletin also includes a liftout poster introducing the new style of aerial firefighting which uses the Large and Very Large Air Tankers. 

To receive a copy to your home email a request with your address and details to: bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Fire and Ice: winter fire activity 

Volume 37 No 3 (2015)

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Some surprising fire activity throughout the winter and assisting other agencies with floods and storms, kept NSW RFS members busy in the latter part of 2015. Significant preparation for the 2015/16 fire season has been undertaken including hazard reduction and the introduction of new aviation capabilities.  

To receive a copy to your home email a request with your address and details to: bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Pilliga flares up

Volume 37 No 2 (2015)

Cover for Vol 37 No2 Interstate deployments throughout Australia dominated the latter part of the 2014/15 fire season. NSW RFS volunteers were deployed to Victoria, South Australia and for the first time, to Western Australia. This issue of the Bush Fire Bulletin wraps up of the 2014/15 fire season, examines some key leadership challenges and shows technologies taking bush firefighting into the future.

To receive a copy to your home email a request with your address and details to: bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au

Download the Bulletin as a PDF or view the magazine as a flipbook.

Interaction for action

Volume 37 No 1 (2015)

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As a community based volunteer organisation, our people are out in communities across the state every day. And whether you realise it or not, you're performing a critical role in engaging with the community. This edition of the Bush Fire Bulletin celebrates the importance of community engagement and how it can help influence people in making better informed decisions and being more resilient in the event of disaster.

To receive a copy to your home email a request with your address and details to: bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au

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