Thorough review into bushfires
A REVIEW will be conducted into Queensland’s emergency response to the September bushfires that have affected large parts of Southeast Queensland.
Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Craig Crawford, has requested the inspectorgeneral emergency management undertake a thorough investigation, to ensure best practice was followed and to highlight any areas where possible improvements could be made. “What we have seen since September 5 is a frightening, early start to the 2019 bushfire season — some of the worst bushfires in 130 years.
“I extend gratitude to our Queensland fireys, emergency services personnel, police, volunteers and everyday Queenslanders always roll up their sleeves through our state’s darkest times.
“Having had more than 1400 active bushfires burn across the state in under two weeks is quite simply extraordinary. “We can be in no doubt about the possible severity of this year’s continuing bushfire season.”
A review will assess the state’s response to this month’s devastating fires.