Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Netherlands Police and Wildfire Organisations Visit the ACT

This week the ACTRFS hosted the Netherlands Police and Wildfire organisations showcasing the local agencies strengths in hazard mitigation.  They visited the CSIRO, AFP and various nature parks throughout the ACT to learn how we manage the bushfire hazards.  During the visit, the participated and learned first hand from a local land owner of the extreme conditions experienced during the January 2003 fires during a Farm Firewise presentation.

Filming a hazard reduction burn conducted by the Parks brigade on Cooleman Ridge.

Learning about how the Pyrotron works to simulate wildfire spread.

Inside the Pyrotron.

Listening to how ACT Parks manages the nature parks within the ACT at Namadgi Visitors Centre

Simon Butt explaining about the complexities of managing fuel within the urban environment.

Dave Inskeep discusses the ACTRFS Farm Firewise program within the ACT.

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