Heat signatures (red) and burn scars(charcoal) and smoke plumes (light blue haze) are visiblefrom fires burning in Kusciusko Natinalpark in NSW (Australia) in thisMODIS (ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) image from 10 January 2003.
Heat signatures (red) are visiblefrom fires burning in parts of southeast Queensland (Australia) in thisMODIS (ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) image from 08 January 2003.Some of the red area visible may be due to solar heating of the ground surface.The region has suffered from severe drought conditions over past few month.
BiomassBurning in Eastern Australia Australia has suffered through one of the most severe droughts in itsrecorded history over the past few months. Compounded by a strong El Niño, thedry season has resulted in major crop losses and widespread wildfires across thecontinent. This ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of eastern Australiashows active fires (red dots) burning on 07 January 2003.
Source: NASA/ EO
Australia´s fire seasons
Actual Fire Situation Maps,Victoria An actual fire situation map can be found directly at:
Fire Weather Forecast for the Pacific Region
Fire Weather Index for the
Pacific Region for tomorrow.
(Source: ECPCFire Weather Index Forecast)
Volunteer Recruitment Card The volunteer recruitment card is now available from your district office.The card is designed to assist RFS Brigades in providing contact details of yourbrigade to prospective recruits.
During the week of 05 Dec-12 Dec Head Office answered more than 300 enquiriesfrom the public regarding joining the Service. This is a fantastic response tothe positive coverage received during the recent fires.
Please take advantage of the public interest and assist all potential memberswith their enquiries.
Further recruitment support documentation will follow in the near future. Itwill provide information on what to expect as a new member of the Service.
To see an example of the card go to http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/recruitcard.jpg
Manager Volunteer Relations
NSW Rural Fire Service
Phone 02 8845 3743
Fax 02 8845 3788