Training Programs for Bushfire Crews and Retardant Technology for Fire Suppression Operations
Ian Dicker - 1990
The Australian Bush Fire Fighting environment is recognized as one of the most hazardous tasks in the world.
Historically, much of the burden for fire fighting bush fires in Australia has rested with the numerous volunteers found throughout the country.
It is only over the past 100 years or so that professional crews from the carious Forestry services, National Parks and Wildlife Services, and other Government land management Authorities have become involved in fire suppression in this country.
The volunteer Brigades still contribute the largest body of fire fighters in Australia, however it would be fair to say, the least trained.