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Meet our newest RFS Hotspots Facilitator

Wednesday, 28th June 2023

Meet our newest RFS Hotspots Facilitator

The Hotspots Team has welcomed a new facilitator Jane Mansergh from the NSW Rural Fire Service. Jane will be working in the Southern Region alongside NCC ecologist Neale Watson.

Jane holds a B. App. Sc. (Protected Area Management) and Dip. App. Sc. (Wilderness Reserves and Wildlife) and has over 23 years’ experience working in Bush Fire and Natural Resource Management Systems in diverse landscapes, from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife Services.

Jane has been involved with NSW RFS for over 11 years, focusing on bush fire risk management and environmental assessments, community resilience and more recently in development and planning assessments for Planning and Environmental Services (PES) - South.

All of Jane’s roles have a significant involvement in stakeholder engagement across all levels of government, agencies, volunteers and the community. Engagement activities include increasing preparedness in, at risk communities, hazard reduction measures, and brigade preparedness. Jane has been involved in incident management coordination in many bio-geographically regions both operationally, lead mapper and as planning officer.

Jane is passionate about ecological fire practices and engages community in her day-to-day work/life as a burn planner, prescribed burn practitioner and incident controller to create better landscape outcomes in line with First Nations people’s practices.

Jane will be working from Batemans Bay at the NSW RFS, PES - South Office.

To learn more about other Hotspots team members, check out our staff page under "Contact Us", above.

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