This summer Australia faced one of the most catastrophic fire seasons in our nation’s history, and NSW bore a large brunt of it.
The PSA knows the invaluable service the NSW RFS provides in protecting and informing our rural and urban interface communities, plus in part our national parks, state forests, catchment areas, flora, fauna, cultural heritage and community infrastructure.
Your union has been on the front foot during this fire season, calling out the Government for its catastrophic funding decisions and its handling of the crisis.
The NSW Government is concerned that the fires will expose its years of negligence and budget cuts and will therefore be scrambling to limit its exposure to scrutiny.
If there was ever a time to fight for more resources, it is now.
We need your stories
The PSA will be writing a submission to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry as well as the Royal Commission into the Black Summer Bushfires and we need to hear from you: your stories from the fire grounds; your expert advice on exactly what resources are required to manage the potential severity of future fire seasons.
If you can spare just 10 minutes of your time to fill in our simple survey, your input will greatly strengthen your union’s submissions to these important inquiries.
This survey is confidential and no individual respondent will be identified. We will be using the submissions to help us to lobby for greater resources for NSW RFS and hold this government to account.