I'm not fighting the fires over on the Eastern side of Australia at the moment, those deployments stopped in December, focused on Kangaroo Island right now... So I cannot speak about the quality of air in Melbourne.
These are photos I took on Monday morning. As you can tell, we aren't stressed to much about it. It's certainly not healthy, but definitely been in far worst, one day they might give us firefighters face masks.
Jesus.... the least they could do, when your risking your life and health for them, is provide you guys with any and all gear you needed.
Stay safe out there.
Figured you'd likely have a better idea than me, since you're literally in the heat of it and I'm filling the furnace with 6ft logs to keep warm here.
Not great conditions there though. That much is clear, or not so much, clearly.
Why is it people in an office are heated and cooled with proper filtered air, yet you guys don't have what you need? Especially when it comes to health. Why does it seem like anyone who might get dirty at work is somehow less important?
The world is a messed up place. Good luck and stay safe. Thanks for not going on strike BTW.