The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is responsible for the management of fire prevention and suppression on public lands in Victoria. The last updated bushfire statistic of 21 January 2002 shows 22 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.
Fig.3. These image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 21 January 2002 and shows fires burning North of Sydney. For details see: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/products_rr.html and image search support at: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/current/MODIS.htm (For earlier satellite images: see Australia fire updates of 30 December 2001 – 17 February 2002)
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is the National Meteorological Service for Australia and provides essential meteorological services to all sectors of the Australian community.
Fire danger: Northern Territory High in the Alice Springs District. Western Australia CENTRAL WEST High LOWER WEST High CENTRAL WHEATBELT High GREAT SOUTHERN High SOUTHWEST High SOUTH COASTAL High TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND High SHIRE OF ROEBOURNE High SHIRE OF ASHBURTON High SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA High KIMBERLEY Moderate toHigh
The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) has offered assistance to liaise Australian fire authorities with Global Emergency Response and the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations (EMERCOM). Russia offers the services of the Ilyushin 76, the largest water bomber currently available (42,000 litre tank), for international use. The NSW fire authorities have been notified by the offer. For more information on Global Emergency Response see http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/emergency/contacts.htm and click on Global Emergency Response.