RAN vessels support Operation Bushfire Assist 19-20
Australian Royal Navy (RAN) vessels are demonstrating their humanitarian response capabilities during Australia’s Operation Bushfire Assist 19-20.
Crew are conducting liaison meetings with local authorities, police and fire crews, and medical staff have provided some initial first aid support to local communities.
The light vehicle deck on Adelaide has been transformed into an emergency accommodation area for any potential evacuees. Staff have prepared bedding, refreshments and care facilities, along with phone charger points and pet support facilities.
The crew is also preparing for assistance activities ranging from medical care, food packages and communications to engineering support.
HMAS Adelaide in conjunction with other Australian Defence Force assets will continue to provide support in the region as requested by the relevant authorities.
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