Firefighting has hardly changed in a century. But bushfires certainly have

Amanda LewanEarth Observation

Innovation in firefighting methods only go so far. To keep up with climate change and more extreme fires, we need a larger, more professional fire service – and a change of attitude.
Right now it’s the Adelaide Hills. In 2013 it was the Blue Mountains, in NSW. In 2009 it was the terrible Black Saturday fires in Victoria. While bushfires have always been a part of Australia, the behaviour of fires is changing on the back of increasing extreme weather incidents.