SAVEM is on Standby for the Cherry Gardens fire as of this evening 24 January. The Coordinator will attend a briefing with the CFS on Monday morning. PIRSA will also be in attendance. The Cherry Gardens fire is in a very wildlife-dense area and wildlife losses and injuries are expected to be very high. It is critical to remember that SAVEM cannot and does not self-activate – for legislated reasons of human safety, and that Participating Agency presence can only occur with the permission of the Control Agency. Individuals must not self-deploy – people die on firegrounds when acting outside State Arrangements and chain of command.
The image with this post was taken from SAVEM HQ at Cherry Gardens.