25 October 2014 - Sauer to take charge of state fire management
By ALEXANDRA HUMPHRIES - Examiner newspaper 25.10.2014
Mr Sauer will oversee the roll out of the government's $28.5 million statewide fuel reduction program, which will use controlled
burnoffs to ease bushfire risk in the state.
Mr Sauer said the program was based on science with a practical application.
"The whole plan is based on science, so that takes away a lot of the argument of the need to have a hazard reduction burning, but at
the same time there's been an action plan in that," he said.
"Tasmania should be, I think, pleased and proud of what's been happening. The outcome of it all is going to be safer communities and
safer assets in Tasmania."
With the burnoff season coming to a close, Mr Sauer said his position over summer would be education-based.
"My role over the next few months over the summer period will be liaising with a range of stakeholders including private landowners,
making sure they're on board and making sure they understand," he said.
Emergency Services Minister Rene Hidding announced the appointment yesterday.
Mr Hidding said the bushfire at St Helens last week was an example of the program working, because the fire moved into a
previously burnt-off area.
"Following the Dunalley bushfires it was found, formally, plus every landowner in Tasmania knew, we needed to do far more fuel
reduction burns to protect Tasmania against those out-of-control wildfires that cost so many properties and can cost many lives" he
Editors note: Science says more people are dying from inhaling particle pollution in Tasmania than are being burnt to death by fire.
We light them, then we fight them! Firemen Arsonists
'Pyromania' is a desire to burn things.
Victoria - Go here to read how a CFA volunteer firefighter firebug 'yearned to be on a fire truck',
and read what happened to him here.
Victoria - Another volunteer firefighter here is Victoria's worst killer.
Tasmanian - Volunteer firefighter charged here
West Australian - Two volunteer firefighters charged here and here
Central Coast NSW - Part-time firefighter charged here
Adjourned to 7th October 2015 for mention.
This matter is listed for Mention (Police) on 17 February 2016 9:30 AM before the Local Court - Crime at Wyong.
Bail to Continue (Not Varied)
The matter has been adjourned to Gosford Local Court on 11/5/2016 for sentence.
Now listed for a Severity Appeal before the District Court Gosford on 15 September 2016
1.12.2016 - Appeals dismissed. Term of imprisonment 28 months, non-parole of 21 months,
released to supervised parole 31.8.2018.
Tasmania - Burnie arsonist of same name jailed here
NSW coalfields area - RFS probationary member admits to starting four bushfires here
Tasmania - Cleveland (Northern Midlands) man charged here
Tasmania - Longford arsonist faces court here
Tasmania - Longford former volunteer fighfighter turned arsonist sentenced here (3 pages)
Tasmania - Glenorchy former volunteer firefighter arsonist sentenced here