Many Australians still believe that we live in the Clever Country. Despite living in the driest continent, we are still not using even these most basic constructions to water our own country. Meanwhile, ancient Middle Eastern peoples adapted and embraced new technologies that provide a super-abundance of water. Today they thrive as economic powerhouses – nations like the United Arab Emirates [UAE].
With hundreds of firefighters battling devastating blazes in Perth and dozens of houses being razed, Captain Graham Bates looks at how community fire refuges and better house design can save lives during bushfires.
Australia must learn from the Diggers and treat firefighting like war, says Captain Graham Bates, where modern state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date tactics enable rapid responses to every threat.
Bushfires are causing Australia unsustainable losses in lives and assets, much of it preventable if our fire brigades had the best equipment. Captain Graham Bates has a plan.