Wollondilly Tiser: TV company scouting bushfire heroes for an all-expenses paid luxury adventure

Macarthur residents are encouraged to nominate their bushfire hero for a starring role in an episode of Australian television show Adventure All Stars. This could be anyone from those in the emergency services, to the volunteers [...]

A long way from home: Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade helping the Hyden community

Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade responding to fires near Hyden Western Australia February 2020 Photo: D.Patterson/Facebook/Jandakot VBFB We say it again and again, the women and men of WA's volunteer Bush Fire Service [...]

ABC: West Australian tower watchers are the state’s first line of defence against bushfires

PHOTO: No time for reading anything except the landscape: an observer scans the WA wilderness for smoke. (ABC South West WA: Mark Bennett) While satellites with high-powered cameras and thermal devices are making [...]

Business News Australia: Could this startup’s drone technology revive bushfire-ravaged Australia?

From creating hyper-detailed maps to delivering burritos and online shopping orders, companies are finding myriad ways to modify drone technology into commercial products. But this latest use of the tech could prove fruitful for bushfire [...]

ABC: Royal commission into bushfire crisis to examine climate change, harmonised approach to hazard reduction

Key points: The draft terms of reference include the risks posed by longer, hotter and drier seasons The inquiry will also look at potential benefits of harmonising hazard reduction burns nationally The Prime Minister wants [...]

ABC: Drinking water to be trucked into more than a dozen West Australian towns due to ‘unprecedented’ dry

Key points: Millions of litres of drinking water set to be trucked into more than a dozen WA towns by end of March Average winter rainfall in the south-west corner of WA has decreased by [...]

Just another heart-warming reminder from the crew at Lower Chittering VBFB

This is the stuff that keeps us going when things look a bit grim. Take a look at the recent Facebook post from the Lower Chittering Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade below: It's not just our [...]

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