Over the past 10 years, Australia, Canada and now the US are experiencing their worst wildfires in recorded history. Despite having access to state-of-the art technology, the civil, political and military leadership in each country failed to analyse, adapt and evolve to the increasing drought, wildfire and pyro-terrorism threat.
It is time to deploy better life-saving equipment to reduce deaths and injuries. Widespread destruction of our native fauna and flora are not in our environmental or national interests.
Failure to invest in new strategies and equipment will trash our national treasuries and ‘burn’ all funding for vital social and infrastructure projects.