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FART IS RECRUITING!

What's all this talk about FART? At Burning Seed we love a good acronym, but all childish jokes aside, FART is Burning Seed's Fire Art Response Team. In other words, the FART is Burning Seed's fire department. We patrol the site and assist external agencies should things not go right. And now, we are on the hunt for some humans wishing to join the team!

We are after two types of humans: Those with Fire Fighting experience and those without (but wishing to learn).

But really, what does FART actually do?
FART provides rapid first aid fire response to fires that may break out - either in the bush or malfunctioning equipment/installations. FART also provides rapid response attack/confine during major art burns.

What is involved?
FART shifts are 12 hours long, during which time you will be patrolling the site in our vehicles, checking on permitted burn barrels and art fires, and generally providing a state of readiness for the worst case scenario.

If this sounds like something you can do/would like to do then apply via this link (even if you are a returning volunteer): https://www.volcor.net/TakeSurvey2.aspx?s=2276_burningseedregistration2018

We look forward to having you on our team!
Rusty & Hot Wire

Photo by Shaan R. Ali

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Meet our new Burning Seed Town Councillor

Recently we announced a vacancy on the Burning Seed Town Council (BSTC) following the resignation of  ‘Prince’ Ali Mohammad Shams Ahmadi. The BSTC is in place as an interim group to support the Burning Seed event Team Leads and facilitate the process for a new stand-alone Burning Seed legal entity.

The BSTC plays a complementary role alongside the Team Leads and we consider all the wonderful volunteers involved in making Burning Seed happen each year as playing an equally important role in creating an extraordinary event for us. The BSTC acts as a bridge between the strategic and operational sides of the event.

The process involved the applicants submitting their nomination with background and experience, interviews with the candidates and then a final assessment and decision by the existing Burning Seed Town Council members.

We were really impressed by the qualities of the three candidates who nominated. It is wonderful to see the broad skill sets and varied passions of the Burner community who are looking to increase their participation.

After consideration, we are pleased to announce our new Burning Seed Town Councillor.

Lisa Dyer-Randall (aka Minty Miss America)

Lisa was a member of the Mint Country Club theme camp since her first Burn in 2014, taking on the Team Lead position for Mint in 2017. This year will see her at the helm of a new theme camp, Hoi Polloi. Lisa has also been a Ranger since 2015 and previously served as Treasurer for Melburners.

Lisa brings kindness, pragmatism and a passionate community focus to the Town Councillor role. She has decades of  effective management and board experience, and the rare ability to be both goal and process focused.

We are all excited to begin her onboarding process and look forward to working alongside her.