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Past bush fire season a ‘wake up call’

Past bush fire season a ‘wake up call’

Sky News Contributor Frank Russo said the past bushfire season was a “wake up call” for all state governments. The Australian reported that “volunteer firefighters who fought this season’s historic bushfires were sent to fire fronts with outdated trucks and personal protective equipment, poor radio equipment and sub-standard technological capabilities”

Claims firefighters sent to fire fronts with substandard equipment

Claims firefighters sent to fire fronts with substandard equipment

Volunteer firefighters were reportedly sent to fire fronts with outdated and substandard equipment, according to The Australian newspaper. Some New South Wales and South Australian trucks reportedly lacked emergency watering systems to stop tires from melting. Others were deployed without heat resistant material along brake lines or foil curtains