Fire and rescue


Now that we know without a doubt that the future looks bleak with inevitable bushfires throughout the country, with confirmation by Greg Mullins, the former Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner, maybe the Government could start to take climate change seriously. 

Given the dire predictions of severe temperatures predicted by the Bureau and lack of water to fight fires surely State and Federal governments and councils will now take serious and urgent action. Our volunteer fire fighters are just that – volunteers and it’s time they were paid. After all they risk their lives for us.   

It is obvious we urgently need huge resources for fire and rescue. Maybe the $50 billion taxpayer monies scheduled to build 12 French-designed submarines (which could blow out to much more according to the Financial Review) could be better spent on urgently needed resources for fire and rescue – just a thought.

Annie Dorrian, Iluka