RAFT / Advanced Handcrew
The ACT Parks Remote Area Fire Team (RAFT) crews provide Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) and the ACT Rural Fire Service (RFS) with over 50 personnel who are highly trained and capable in remote area emergency responses including fire fighting, search and rescue, and fuel management.
New personnel who express interest in performing remote area fire fighter duties are trained in advanced pumps and navigation in addition to basic fire fighting. After gaining sufficient fire experience personnel are then selected for RAFT training which includes helicopter safety, winch and hover entry/exit and works safety around aircraft. We also look to provide personnel with remote area first aid.