TASMANIA DEPLOYMENT UPDATE #1
Fire and Emergency has coordinated another deployment of Kiwi firefighters and IMT personnel, this time to help our colleagues in Tasmania.
The island state has been ravaged by wildfires since late December, mainly in
the south and southwest, following an extended period of very high temperatures and dry conditions.
We have deployed seven IMT personnel, in aircraft operations, planning, intelligence, and logistics roles. There are also 21 arduous firefighters from FENZ, forestry companies and DOC, along with a liaison officer.
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