In Response to: Devastating bushfires
Location: Casino, NSW
Active: Oct 26, 2019 to Nov 10, 2019
ObjectiveOur veteran-led volunteer disaster relief teams deployed to Casino/Rappsville, Northern NSW to assist local communities in the wake of devastating bushfires in September and October this year. On Thursday 17th October 2019, we dispatched a 3 person reconnaissance team to Casino and the surrounding area. Casino and Rappsville were identified as areas with significant needs.
Damage reports have been estimated as: 64 homes destroyed, 23 damaged, 7 facilities destroyed, 9 damaged, 153 outbuildings destroyed, 70 damaged. We conducted a Bushfire Recovery Operation which included: debris removal, tree felling, chainsaw operations, UAV damage assessments, sifting ops and ‘as required’ clean up efforts, and spontaneous volunteer management to affected communities in coordination with local and state authorities. The first boots on the ground were on Saturday 26th October.