News | 13th Jan, 2010

Help them keep us safe

Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Bombala Times

With fire conditions picking-up in south east NSW, Forests NSW is reminding visitors and the public to take care in State forests.

“It is essential at this time of the year that forest visitors do not start wild fires and are well aware of fire conditions, so they can stay safe in the forests and also help protect a very valuable community assets,” Forests NSW regional manager Mark Chaplin said.

“Forests NSW has a system of early detection and quick response to bushfire outbreak and it’s most effective when assisted by reports from forest neighbours and the public.

“Fire detection infrastructure in south east NSW includes fire towers manned by the Forests NSW and Department of Sustainability and Environment Victoria, aerial surveillance and forest industry personnel.”

Get the full story