What do I expect him to do?Why does he need to apologize for going on holiday?
You can absolutely castrate him for not purchasing our own equipment, for not formulating a better bushfire plan, for not meeting with fire chiefs prior to bushfire season, etc etc. Plenty of things you can throw stones at. Having a holiday with the family and being put through the ringer as a result of? Get fucked, everyone deserves time off with their family regardless of their position.
What do you expect him to do at this moment in time? Click his fingers and stop the bushfires? Throw on a suit and get out there amongst it (incredibly dangerous for someone that isn't trained)? Go back in time and purchase equipment?
I don't know, lead? Zero leadership on this issue. Zero.
**** him, he hasn't earned a holiday. Plenty more deserving people doing without an xmas break dealing with fires.