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13th Century Mongolia meets 21st Century fire fighting

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Published on Nov 16, 2011

Many Victorian fire fighters deployed this summer to mobile base camps will be accommodated in high-tech "yurts", a type of tent more commonly associated with nomadic homes on the steppes of Central Asia.

The Western Shelters are modelled on their ancient ancestor, the yurt, and are octagonal in shape, easily transported and simple to erect.

Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) Project Officer Richard Teychenne talks us through the new Western shelters.

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