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State Air Desk

The CFS State Air Desk

The OSCAR Booth, part of the Air Desk area

The CFS Air Desk is responsible for the monitoring of incidents across the State, and determining if Air Support is required, and will deploy the necessary resources once determined. They liaise with the Air Operations Staff, who will determine the number and type of Aircraft to be utilised for an incident.

The Air Desk is operational during the Summer Fire Season, and is generally manned during daylight hours when Aircraft resources are deployed. During this time, the operators will update and maintain the Australasian Incident Reporting System (AIRS) which keeps a record of incidents and activities brigades have attended. It includes details of each call, which members attended and the time spent. Brigades send in their incident and activity reports, either to a number of fax machines, or direct to an operator who will take all the details of the callout.