I'm feeling so badly for y'all there.. We're in the process of gearing up for what could be another bad fire season here.. It's the middle of winter here and I've ready been doing media interviews about fire preparedness and prevention.. New Mexico has had three of its worst fire seasons on record here, these last three years and we're hoping we won't get a repeat.. I use bushfire video from Australia in one of my training classes..
I had the honor of working closely with a team of firefighters from Australia in California a few years ago.. Truely great guys and I learned a lot (as I hope they did as well)...
What kind of fire prevention/preparedness programs do you all have down there? Is there government subsidized land management/treatment available?
We primarily use Firewise and Ready Set Go here, and have had some success..
On edit.. I get a daily roundup of "Wildfire in the News" stories.. Here's the primary story about the Australian fires.