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Chris Hardman
Chief Fire Officer, Forest Fire Management Victoria
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Chris Hardman Dec 11
This is Home From Home to many of our FFMVFirefighters. I would like to thank the families and loved ones of our women and men, who support them week in week out being away from home, putting themselves in harms way to protect our communities from bushfires.
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Andrew Crisp APM Dec 10
It’s drying out across the state and before we get another run of hot weather it’s important to take the time now to clean up your property. Know what you will do and where you’ll go on a day of elevated fire danger and know where you can receive emergency information. Take care
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Chris Hardman Dec 8
Today’s conditions could see new fire activity and the spread of exisiting fires. Updates at , call 1800 226 226, VicEmergency app, Facebook or Twitter or tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio or Sky News TV.
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Chris Hardman Dec 6
Replying to @MFB_NEWS
Thanks team appreciate your support to the effort
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Chris Hardman Dec 5
Thank you to all of Victoria’s Volunteers especially the CFA and Vic SES, who offer unwavering support to Forest Fire Management Victoria’s fire fighters as I wtite this in Gippsland and the North East Vic Bushfires. International Volunteer Day
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ForestFireManagement Dec 4
Victoria's aviation fleet is ready to roll for the summer fire season and, just like our firefighters, will be pre-positioned on bad fire days in the most high risk places 🔥🚁
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Chris Hardman Dec 4
Proud to see Victoria’s bushfire aviation fleet launched today. And prouder of the men and women that keep them fuelled up, flying and where they need to be on those big fire days.
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Chris Hardman Dec 3
It was really great to meet our first Fire Rescue Victoria Commissioner, Ken Block this morning. looks forward to working with you and Fire Rescue Victoria.
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Chris Hardman Dec 2
Out on the fire ground with Andrew Crisp and some incredibly hard working, FFMVic Fire Fighters led by Sheri, a recently accredited ops level 2 woman. She said to me “if you want to do this you can, you just have to want it”👍👍👍
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Chris Hardman Dec 2
Visited the Bairnsdale SES unit with Andrew Crisp, these are the fine people that recently helped us out on a very difficult job, what a great bunch. Thank you all so much for your incredible service.
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Chris Hardman Dec 1
Replying to @FFMVic_Chief
I know this will be affecting our close-knit team and want to remind everyone that there is support available. This is very important as we continue to battle these fires. Please reach out if you need help.
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Chris Hardman Dec 1
I am deeply saddened at the tragic death of a forest fire contractor working at Gippsland late on Saturday. My thoughts are with the man's family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. An investigation into the incident is taking place, with full support from .
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Chris Hardman Nov 29
Soils when very dry can become hydrophobic depending on soil type. In East Gippsland very large rainfall deficit, which means no moisture in the top 1 meter of soil so the heavier forest debris on the forest floor is not absorbing any moisture and is more available to burn.
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Chris Hardman Nov 29
Thanks Brian our understanding of the drivers of fire behaviour continues to be a priority for our research program.
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Chris Hardman Nov 29
Very interesting fire behaviour just 20 hours after 10 mm of rain fires in East Gippsland were running hard and crowning up steep slopes, this is all caused by the record soil dryness, The debris on forest floor is not retaining moisture.
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Chris Hardman Nov 28
These are the fires in the Murray District some very good fire fighting going on to minimise the spread of these fires and contain as many as possible before the next bad day.
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R U OK? Nov 26
Today we launch ? A campaign to encourage stronger social and peer support across the police and emergency services. The campaign has a simple message: ‘We’re always there to help. Let’s make sure we help each other and ask ?' More at
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Chris Hardman Nov 27
The impact of working in high risk high stress environments has lasting negative impacts of the mental health and wellbeing of our people. Workmates friends and family checking in on the welfare of our emergency workers is very very important RUOK👍
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Chris Hardman Nov 26
Thanks for your time and insights .
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Chris Hardman Nov 22
Replying to @FFMVic_Chief
This is an example of the remote fires Mt Dandongagale steep difficult terrain bulldozers and people with some burning out classic remote dry firefighting in Victorian Forests
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