Take a look at this great little time-lapse video from our good friends at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service showing just how much activity happens off the fire ground of a major incident.
Of course, there’s a whole lot more that occurs while all this is being set up – with an army of volunteers from other services such as the SES and the Salvos providing all sorts of critical support like transport and catering.
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Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes to fight a bushfire?
Our mobile incident control centre can be deployed and fully operational in less than 13 hours.
Here, the incident controller leads an inter-agency team to respond to a major fire. Each of the sea containers are purpose-built to house teams of people who work on planning, logistics, operations, resources and public information.
At the centre of everything, the communications bus has its own satellite capacity and power supply so staff and volunteers on-site can operate as they would in any other office.
We’re ready to respond this bushfire season, but fire preparedness is a shared effort. Take five minutes and have a Fire Chat with your friends and family to create your bushfire plan: www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat