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Forestry Fire Fighting

This year's fire season has been a busy one for our firefighters.

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Canobolas puts Category 6 tanker through its paces

Communities in the Canobolas Slopes area may soon benefit from a new design of fire tanker that can carry more than twice as much water as regular firefighting tankers.

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Earth Moving Equipment used to help contain Bushfires January 2013

The use of earth moving equipment is a vital tool in controlling bushfires in the Canobolas Zone of the NSW Rural Service.

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Nothing to fear

 Cowra GuardianHe flies into bushfire smoke dropping tonnes of water over bushfires around NSW but Cowra pilot Fred Fahey insists his job brings him no fear.

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Canobolas Zone Orange Airport Airbase

The following photos were taken at the Orange Airport during refilling of aircraft during recent fire events.

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Cowra Airport during the Decca Fire

 The following photo slideshow is of the Cowra airport in operation during the Decca Bushfire, east of Wyangala Dam. Thanks to Garry Starr for the slide show.

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Quick thinking neighbours halt Conimbla fire spread

Cowra GuardianA fire near the Conimbla National Park came within metres of engulfing a property, but for 'quick thinking neighbours' and luck.

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Rural Financial Counselling Service for fire victims

The Rural Financial Counselling Service is providing  help landholders who have suffered losses from bushfires across the state over the past three months.

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DECCA FIRE: A tough fight

Cowra GuardianThe Decca Fire near Grabine has been contained overnight, with crews still working to extinguish the last remnants of the fire.

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Fire threatens Eugowra homes

View a special report in the Forbes Advocate

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