Water bombing is an extremely vital function of helicopters in controlling and preventing bushfires. Recently new technology has been put into operation to allow for helicopters to water bomb fires at night time. This is expected to make a major difference in the way that helicopters are used to fight fires. The second phases [...]
A highly suspicious bushfire in Sydney's west burnt more then 2860 Hectares. Unseasonable weather conditions drove bushfires and created the harsh conditions making the fire difficult to control. Helicopters where used to help bring this fire under control. To read the Sydney Morning Herald on the blaze click here.
New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Services coordinates bushfire responses within National Parks. This helps to protect the flora and fauna of the park as well as protecting neighbouring properties from the effects of major bushfires. Aircrafts play a big roll in the way that National Parks and Wildlife prevent fires. To learn [...]
Fighting bushfires from the air can be the best way to bring an out of control fire under control. It takes a well trained pilot to be able to accurately drop water in the high smoke, low visibility conditions that are characteristic of bushfires. Marcus Skelly is an experienced Tasmanian pilot who was involved [...]
If you live in a bush fire prone area then a bushfire survival plan is a must. It could be thing that saves your life. The Rural Fire Service has put together a guide on how to create the best bushfire survival plan to help protect your family. To download the guide and learn [...]
There is a fire currently burning within the Torrington State conservation area. The fire is currently being controlled by members of the rural fire service. For more information please Visit the RFS website at https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates/mfu?id=2646