What do the Fire Danger Ratings Mean?

It is likely that you have seen the fire danger ratings scale, but what do the different categories mean and how can they help you to stay safe? Understanding the fire danger rating categories, and what they mean to you, will help you make decisions about what to do if a bushfire starts. There are 6¬†Fire Danger Ratings (FDR), these are based on the forecasted weather conditions and give advice…

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What do the Bushfire Consultants levels mean?

We are lucky enough to live in Western Australia, but some areas are among the most fire prone in the world, and the threat of uncontrolled bushfires is increasing. As bushfire consultants it is our aim to reduce the risk of bushfires, and to improve the safety and resilience of communities in bushfire events. To become a bushfire consultant, we must meet criteria based on specific accreditation and competency requirements,…

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Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas

On Monday 7th December 2015, the Western Australian Government gazetted a new planning policy for bushfire prone areas in WA. State Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas was released to supersede the previous SPP 3.4 Natural Hazards and Disasters. The new SPP plans to provide greater consistency and application in risk-based land use planning and development within areas prone to bushfire. The new policy can be downloaded from…

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