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Fire money in the millions
« on: June 04, 2011, 03:12:07 PM »
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/fire-money-in-the-millions/story-e6frea6u-1226069201213

THURSDAY's State budget will include $23.1 million in additional funding over the next four years to help protect the state against the on-going risk of bushfire.
The money will allow the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to employ an extra 56 people - 13 on-going and 43 seasonal firefighters - as well as on-going funding of more than $1 million per year to buy firefighting equipment including appliances and bulk water carriers.

Treasurer Jack Snelling today said the devastating bushfires that swept though Victoria in 2009 and the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983 are reminders that living in Australia means we are at the mercy of the elements, and it is essential to have the ability to prepare and respond to them.

"This funding demonstrated the State Government's continued commitment to fuel management on public lands to reduce the risk and impact of bushfires," he said.

"By 2014-15, the State Government will be providing an additional $7.3 million per year, indexed, for the important long-term program of prescribed burning."

Environment and Conservation Minister Paul Caica said the State Government was committed to increasing prescribed burns on public land following a key recommendation arising from the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission.

"The program will focus on high risk areas including the Mount Lofty Ranges, the Lower Eyre Peninsula, Southern Flinders Ranges, the South East and Kangaroo Island," Mr Caica said.

"The State Government is committed to reducing fuel loads through prescribed burning because it is critical to South Australia's bushfire preparedness measures ahead of our typically hot and dry summers."

 

The Government will provide an extra $2.1 million over the next four years for additional resources and accreditation courses to Country Fire Service and State Emergency Services volunteers, and $2.5 million for additional support and capability of the State Emergency Information Call Centre.

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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 04:36:36 AM »
cool....more DENR burnoffs mean more jobs for the rest of us as they over achieve.  :-D

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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 07:38:55 AM »
This was also on channel 10 news. It was an absolute disgrace the firefighters in the back ground with dirty uniforms on. Looked like they had not washed them from last fire season and had been just shoved in a box somewhere

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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 03:21:59 PM »
This was also on channel 10 news. It was an absolute disgrace the firefighters in the back ground with dirty uniforms on. Looked like they had not washed them from last fire season and had been just shoved in a box somewhere

not every thing has to be 100% ....sides they got to look like they been doing work :-P
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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 01:51:09 PM »
Din;t see it but proban should never be clean  :-P it just looks wrong  :lol:

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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 08:31:00 PM »
does anyone know when the fire season jobs will start to open for application and what will you need to get a job???

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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 08:42:12 PM »
Believe August is when applications open....

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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 04:49:26 PM »
Im gonna have another crack at it this year now i've got abit of casual work under my belt not to mention a senior first aid certificate and construction induction ticket as well
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Re: Fire money in the millions
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 08:53:19 PM »
Just so anyone is curious the applications for DENR seasonal firey job closes on Friday the 2nd of September and interviews start on the 12th for that whole week so good luck to everyone who has put an application in
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