Remote area firefighters prepared and ready for summer

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Remote area firefighters prepared and ready for summer

30 October 2021

Tasmania’s team of remote area firefighters are continuing to prepare for the upcoming Bushfire Season, with a preparedness day taking place in Campbell Town today.

The preparedness day brings together the remote area firefighting volunteers from across the three regions of the state for the first time, and involves team building and skills maintenance.

These firefighters are equipped with the skills to work in Tasmania’s remote wilderness areas, to protect our iconic natural assets and to stop bushfires before they impact our cities, towns and critical infrastructure.

The specialist team has been bolstered ahead of the upcoming season, and we now have more than 140 Remote Area Firefighters ready to fight fires in our remote and isolated areas.

The Government introduced the Volunteer Remote Area Firefighting Program in 2018, and has provided $2.3 million to support the TFS with management, training and equipment to develop its volunteer and career remote firefighting capability.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is taking action to keep Tasmanians safe, and we will continue to invest to ensure bushfire safety and prevention.