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Have your say on bushfire protection plans

Canberrans can now comment on the draft 10-year Regional Fire Management Plan, including new bushfire management zones.

Calls continue to extend HomeBuilder for bushfire-affected residents

Labor MP Kristy McBain has continued to call on the Federal Government to extend the HomeBuilder scheme for residents affected by last summer’s horror bushfires. The Federal Member for Eden-Monaro has previously raised...

National Parks recovering one year after Orroral Valley fire

A year after the Orroral Valley fire devastated ACT's national parks, emergency service personnel look back on the disaster.

Bushfire recovery one year on

The idea that the bushfire recovery efforts one year on have our coastal neighbours recovered and moved into new homes is a misconception, according to the national online charity GIVIT, who say...

Men’s Sheds help with ‘second wave’ of bushfire recovery

Weston Creek Men’s Shed is coordinating with the Quaama Men’s Shed to send a second shipping container of donated tools and craft supplies to fire-affected residents in the NSW Bega Valley.

ACT adopts national warning system for fire, natural disasters

Emergency warnings for natural disasters in the ACT have become clearer as the Territory yesterday adopted the new, nationally-consistent Australian Warning System. The new system has changed the way incidents are displayed on...

Volunteers honoured as National Museum takes in NSW SES uniform

The National Museum of Australia today took an SES uniform into its collection for the first time, while also launching a new website.

Canberra hospital staff said air ‘virtually unbreathable’ during bushfires

An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report has shown a short-term increase in respiratory issues from the 2019/2020 bushfires.

‘I feel my stomach turning’: Mental health challenges remain for bushfire-affected communities

For Long Beach resident Grace Hornby, last summer’s bushfires are never far from her mind. Evacuating over the New Year period from her NSW South Coast home with her partner and two young...

Volunteers weed for bushfire recovery

A group of local volunteers joined forces with ACT Parks in Namadgi National Park over the weekend, working to help restore the land following the Orroral Valley bushfires last summer.

ACTRFS welcomes new recruits ahead of summer

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) has welcomed 48 new recruits ahead of summer and in preparation for the current 2020-21 bushfire season. The newest recruits have joined the ACTRFS after there was...

New laser tractor beam technology has potential to tame lightning

New tractor beam technology may allow us to control where lightning hits the ground, thereby reducing the risk of catastrophic bushfires.
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