Victoria is providing emergency management support to Queensland, with 36 incident management and specialist personnel travelling north today to support our colleagues and the Queensland communities during the devastating fires.
The experienced personnel from a number of Victorian emergency response agencies will be deployed to Kendron, Boonah Airfield, Canungra, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.
The Victorian contingent includes:
- Five people from MFB
- Two people from VICSES
- Seven people from DELWP
- Seven people from Parks Victoria
- 15 people from CFA
Quotes to be attributed to Deputy Emergency Management Commissioner, Debra Abbott:
“We are pleased to support our interstate colleagues and work alongside Queensland teams to keep the community safe.
"These personnel will provide much needed support to Queensland, assisting in managing a number of significant fires. There have been properties lost and communities under threat. Our thoughts are with those impacted.
“This deployment will provide our already skilled personnel with valuable experience that they can bring home and share with their colleagues."