The Hawkesbury Bushfire Unit (BFU) has collaborating members from Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Campus Safety and Security, the Office of Estate and Commercial and Project Management Office). Along with volunteers with established Rural Fire Service (RFS) experience, training was undertaken a few years ago through RFS corporate office to train up additional members to the appropriate national standards of competence. Members are provided with a full kit of PPE, along with additional equipment and a substantive drenching system at the EucFACE research facility, and are involved in training around established escalation and response protocols consistent with bush fire risk. Along with Hazard Reduction burns around the EucFACE site and one planned for the Driftway, the BFU has been involved in a live fire incident in September 2017.
Volunteers from Hawkesbury Institute for Environment, Office of Estate and Commercial and Project Management Office
Campus Safety and Security
Environmental Sustainability, Office of Estate and Commercial