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First wildlife response training for NSW firefighters

A survey of black summer wildfires in 2019-2020 found that firefighters needed to be provided with more guidance and training on injured wildfires.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has worked with the Taronga Conservation Society to develop a wildlife first-response online training course.

The summer of 2019-2020 had the greatest impact on Australia’s wildlife and its habitats.

An estimated 3 billion native animals have been affected by wildfires.

The course will take several hours to complete. This includes what wildlife first aid should and should not be.

“They learn how to assess wildlife in the field, report wildlife and respond if applicable,” said Libby Hall, manager of Taronga Zoological Hospital.

First wildlife response training for NSW firefighters

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