The PM has just announced a major increase in ADF support including
3000 reserves called out on compulsory full time service for the duration(thats approx 1/5 of total ADF reserves)
3 more Chinooks
Major General Elwood to take command of ADF
4 more large Water Tankers leased including 2 DC-10s
this is taken from a News conference, so no link available at this time.
It’s good that the ADF can support logisticaly with water tankers fuel tanker communications and drop in food supplies ( the young ones would like to a rat pack of two) but the ADF have only really got a small cadre of staff trained to fight fires but the majority are not trained to fight fire or have the equipment that could survive the onslaught of a bushfire I’m not really sure what calling up 3000 reservists are going to do.