Prime minister: Volunteers will even fight australian fires

There is no need for further professionalization of the fire service in Australia, believes the prime minister. Many of the volunteer australian firefighters,

Prime minister: Volunteers will even fight australian fires

There is no need for further professionalization of the fire service in Australia, believes the prime minister.

Many of the volunteer australian firefighters, to a great extent is to fight naturbrandene in the country, want to be in the front line.

It says the prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, on Tuesday local time at a press conference, according to The Guardian.

It is estimated that the many and large wildfires can last for many weeks yet.

on Tuesday, there are about 80 fires in the state of New South Wales (NSW), and almost 3000 firefighters are deployed, many of whom come from the volunteer NSW Rural Fire Service.

when Asked how long the volunteer firefighters may be expected to work without payment, says Morrison, that he has spoken with brandinspektørerne about how skifteholdene is decorated.

- here, The teams are tired, but they also want to be out there and defend their communities. So we do everything we can to rotate their guards and give them breaks, " says Morrison.

- But in many cases we have to hold them back to make sure that they get their rest. And I thank all of them.

at the same time, he declined, according to the british newspaper, that there is a need for a greater degree of professionalisation in the fire department, which allegedly constitutes the largest voluntary brandstyrke in the world.

- Volunteerism is a big part of our way of dealing with natural disasters, and it is the way in which Australia has always done, he says, according to The Guardian.

He rejects, considering a greater degree of professionalisation.

According to the australian media SBS there are two main reasons, that so large a proportion of the country's fire service is volunteer.

Partly due to the very varying needs for fighting fires in different locations in that huge country, and partly due to the fact that historically furnished the fire department on the way.

according to The Guardian, been the case that volunteer firefighters have had to ask for donations just to be able to get water or food to firefighters in the field.

Meanwhile, the fight against the fires continues, has a thick quilt of smoke Tuesday on the new fallen over Sydney. In the course of the weekend got the metropolis a brief respite.

The many ferries in the city started the day out with to use the foghorn. But later in the day they were kept in port as visibility fell further, writes the news agency Reuters.

In the course of Tuesday, the smoke in several places sneaked into the buildings where the fire alarm systems at, among other universities and train stations went by.

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Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 10:00

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