The DC 10 aircraft, the largest aircraft to be trialled to fight fires in Australia, has completed regulatory testing under the watch of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority at Avalon Airport.
At Avalon Airport in Region 7 this afternoon, Premier John Brumby announced that the biggest aircraft to be trialled to fight fires in Australia’s history will be ready for deployment in a bushfire emergency from early January.
Nearly five hundred of CFA’s brigades are celebrating a new arrival that will make a huge difference to their firefighting and equipment maintenance operations. But it’s not new members or appliances that have got the brigades all excited – it’s water tanks!
Rutherglen’s new 2B station on the Murray Valley Highway has been built to last. After being forced to move from their two previous stations because of white ants, the brigade is settling into their new digs for the long haul.
The Kinglake West, St Andrews and Flowerdale Brigades have received a combined grant of $191,000 from the Newman’s Own Foundation. This major donation will contribute significantly to their future operations.
Region 12’s Eildon brigade is one of only two inland coastal brigades along with Lake Eppalock. When full, Lake Eildon is seven sydharbs, a sydharb being an Australian unit of measurement for water volume based on the amount of water in Sydney Harbour. The lake has a shoreline of over 550km.