Tag: wildfire


Funded and prepared for the wildfire season

Funded and prepared for the wildfire season Victoria is a most amazing place, and sure as there's summer, wildfires will begin to run across our great state soon. This is a scary reality for Victorians, and we can't be complacent about preparation. We're pleased to announce that the VOST has been fully funded for the 2015/16 season. Our workflow has evolved with the wisdom of past seasons under our belts. However, we can't take anything for granted and are prepared fo...

Victorian summer brings heat, fires, floods and storms - Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

Victorian summer brings heat, fires, floods and stormsVictorian emergency management agencies have been kept busy with heat, fires, floods and storms this summer.A MEDIA RELEASE FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VICTORIA.Since November, there have been around 4250 grass and bushfires and almost 8650 storm and flood requests for assistance responded to by agencies including MFB, CFA, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and SES.Emergency Managem...

VOST Victoria - operations update - December 2014

VOST Victoria - operations update - December 2014 We face a unique fire risk in Victoria. Every day during the summer season, fires run across our great state. Wildfire activity peaks from around 1 pm to 8 pm every day. Multiple fires must be tracked and their potential to impact on humanity assessed. The challenge of dealing with an overwhelming amount of simultaneous jobs tests our volunteers. VOST Victoria has evolved a unique workflow in order to make the best use of time for our limi...
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