Operation Bushfire Assist Air Force 65 Squadron creating fire containment lines near Tumut, NSW.


We are clearing a firebreak that’s going
to protect a lot of old-growth pine forests that’s a asset that would take more than
30 years to put back in place so it’s not a one-year whole lot of money quick
fix, it’s something that’s very important for generations to come.
This firebreak creates a physical barrier, which not only gives an
opportunity for the fire to stop but in future gives the RFS an opportunity to
back burn and create a safer environment where the opportunity exists in cold
weather burns. No 65 Squadron primary role is air base recovery but
we’re very willing, very happy to be out here and assist in any way that
we can and fortunately we have the right equipment and we’re working hand in hand
with the Army to get the job done.

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