Aboriginal Victorians are among those donning the greens in new jobs to prepare the state for this fire season as part of an Andrews Labor Government employment program.
Topic: "emergency services"
Firefighting aircraft will have greater access to secure water supplies in remote forest areas in north east Victoria thanks to a $1.42 million water tank project funded by the Andrews Labor Government.
Victoria will have 50 aircraft strategically placed across the state over the summer season to assist fighting fires and help keep communities safe.
The Andrews Labor Government’s $517 million investment into bushfire preparedness is making Victoria fire ready this season, with the recruiting and training of more than 600 seasonal firefighters now ready for action.
The Victorian Government is reducing the risk of bushfires and fostering energy resilience in regional communities with nation-leading powerline and microgrid initiatives.
A drone has successfully established an ecological planned burn in the Grampians National Park, saving time and reducing the risk to firefighters, as part of a trial carried out by Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews in the Wimmera.
Victorians from all walks of life are encouraged to apply for up to 300 Project Firefighters and Forest and Fire Operations Officers, with the Andrews Labor Government recruiting ahead of the upcoming bushfire season.