Helping hand

Bushfire CRC research has helped Fire and Rescue NSW managers to better understand the symptoms and health effects of smoke exposure and the mitigation strategies that can be adopted on the fire ground, says Darryl Dunbar, Manager of Fire and Rescue NSW’s Bushland Urban Interface Section.

“In developing its bushfire training programs and guidelines, FRNSW has drawn on information from Bushfire CRC's research findings on smoke exposure management. This information is then applied by FRNSW operational personnel for safe firefighting operations during bush and grass fires and prescribed burns,” he adds.

Most recently, the organisation has been updating its guidelines on firefighter safety and is including the Bushfire CRC's Field Guide to Smoke Exposure Management, by Dr Fabienne Reisen and Dr Mick Meyer of CSIRO, as a key supporting document for all operational personnel.

Release date

Tue, 06/12/2011