Forest Fire Management Victorias newest recruits have been busy learning the tricks of the trade across Gippslands landscape, in preparation for summer. Pictured, some trainees using rake hoes
to build mineral earth control lines.
Firefighters learn the local ropes
Forty-five new Forest Fire Management Victoria firefighters have been put through their paces in Sale, Swifts Creek, Rawson and Orbost as part of a rigorous training course to learn the skills needed to protect communities from bushfires.