As a land manager in both the ACT and NSW (Googong Foreshores), the Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) has a legal responsibility which includes managing bushfire fuels on its land and limiting the spread of fire on and from its lands.
PCS has a dedicated fire management section which facilitate the completion of the Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP) and work with the various depots. PCS also includes a large fire suppression capability (approximately 180 fire fighters) in the form of the PCS workforce, which constitutes PCS Fire.
PCS Fire employs a range of specialist firefighting personel. Crews are on standby and available for response throughout the bushfire season.
An IMT is a group comprising an incident controller and other personnel appointed to be responsible for operations, planning, and logistics throughout an incident.
PCS Fire staff are trained to national standards and competencies consistent with other firefighters across the country.
Each year, PCS employs additional temporary seasonal fire crews to help keep Canberra and our natural environment safe.
PCS staff crew eleven command vehicles, six heavy tankers, three medium tankers and seven light units.