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Northern Territory Government

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Tennant Creek


Barkly Beef


Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2005

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Barkly Beef 11 March 2005 EQUIPMENT SUBSIDY Early next year I will visit all to inspect all fire fighting equipment. The main purpose will be to assess the condition of this equipment and make recommendations or suggestions about repairs and replacements. Any new equipment that is purchased can be claimed through the Equipment Subsidy scheme. This entitles you to a rebate of up to 50% of the purchase price of approved equipment up to the value of $1,200 per station per year. REGIONAL COMMITTEE The three-year term for the committee members expires in March 2005. Nominations will be called in the near future for people interested in becoming committee members. This means that current members wishing to remain as committee members will need to re-nominate. Over the past years the number of committee members has been reduced to three Chairman: Peter Saint (Kurundi), Ian Rush (Anthony Lagoon), and Sec/RFCO Brian Dohnt. Please consider nominating positions need to be filled. If you have any questions in regards to nominating please call 8962 4522. Regards Brian Dohnt Regional Fire Control Officer Elliott / Wauchope Region Radiant Heat the killer in a bushfire Radiant Heat can kill. You need to cover up, dress to protect yourself, and take refuge from direct heat. Every summer, people try to survive bushfires while wearing light summer dresses, shorts, singlets, and even swimsuits. They usually die without the flames even touching their exposed skin. They dont understand the real risks of bushfire - heat stroke, dehydration and even asphyxiation. If you put your hand near an open flame, an electric heater element or electric light bulb, you can feel the radiant heat it generates. Draw your hand away and the amount of heat on your skin decreases. Put something between your skin and the heat source and again, your skin immediately feels cooler. Thats all you need to remember about radiant heat from bushfires distance and shielding protect you from dangerous exposure. Fire fighters wear protective gear to survive. So should you. Appropriate personal protective clothing Long sleeved overalls or long sleeved shirt and trousers in natural fibres (eg wool or cotton, but not heavy clothing) Wide brimmed hat or hard helmet. Solid footwear such as boots, preferably leather. Gloves sturdy garden variety, not rubber or synthetic. A moistened mask or large handkerchief for face protection and to filter smoke. Goggle or glasses to protect eyes from smoke and flying embers. The heat will be intense so dont overload yourself with tight-fitting heavy clothing. (taken from a CFA brochure on Radiant Heat) Mick Campbell Regional Fire Control Officer Barkly Region