Support for farm firefight funding push

By Quinton McCallum
January 23 2020 - 5:30pm
KEEPING FLAMES AT BAY: Apple grower Matthew Hannaford lost 350 apple trees, 6km of irrigation drip lines and 6.7km of fencing on his Cudlee Creek property in December's fire. He said the result would have been much worse if not for the family's farm firefighting units used to fend off flames.
KEEPING FLAMES AT BAY: Apple grower Matthew Hannaford lost 350 apple trees, 6km of irrigation drip lines and 6.7km of fencing on his Cudlee Creek property in December's fire. He said the result would have been much worse if not for the family's farm firefighting units used to fend off flames.

THE importance of farm firefighting units has been laid bare in the recent Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island bushfires, as the South Australian government and opposition put forth proposals on how to support on-farm firefighters.

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