Australia needs 'fast-attack strategies' to stop megafires forming, bushfire experts say

Source(s): Guardian, the (UK)

By Graham Readfearn and Calla Wahlquist

Exclusive: group of former fire and emergency services leaders tell bushfire royal commission rapid detection technologies are vital

Australia should deploy new “fast-attack strategies” to combat bushfires and stop small remote blazes turning into unstoppable mega fires, a group of 33 former fire and emergency services leaders have said.

In a submission to the bushfires royal commission, the group said climate change was increasing the risk of extreme bushfire seasons.

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The submission from emergency leaders for climate action, seen by Guardian Australia, includes 33 recommendations to the royal commission.

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The royal commission is considering recommending Australia be granted the ability to declare a national state of emergency, and released an issues paper this month calling for advice from constitutional law experts.

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