Fire chief says state pre­pared

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

THE state’s fire ser­vice is well pre­pared for the fire sea­son, chief of­fi­cer Chris Arnol says.

Mr Arnol re­as­sured the pub­lic after claims of staff short­ages in the fire ser­vice were raised in state par­lia­ment.

He said from De­cem­ber 1, five fire­fight­ing air­craft would be sta­tioned in Tas­ma­nia, two more would ar­rive by mid-De­cem­ber and dozens avail­able from in­ter­state if re­quired.

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