Bushfire Risk

Award for Excellence in Bushfire Protection

In November, our director, Gary, was shortlisted for the Ron Coffey Award for Excellence in Bushfire Protection by the Fire Protection Association Australia. He was one of four finalists and attended the award ceremony at Crown in Melbourne. The winner was Rod Rose from Eco Logical Australia, who is a worthy winner. He has contributed significantly to the Bushfire Protection industry for more that 20 years. Congratulations to Rod, Gary…

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November 2019 Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and a lot has happened in the office. Spring hit us early with a lot of flora and fauna surveys keeping us busy. Danae is on maternity leave and Stevie May joined the world in early August. She’ll be back towards the end of the year.We have Lorraine Duffy working with us while shes away. She has a Bachelor of Science and…

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Congratulations on new BPAD Accreditation

Congratulations to Danae who received her BPAD Level 1 qualification last week and is now an accredited  Bushfire Consultant. Means we now have Level 3, Level 2 and Level 1 covered! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss.

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Canberra Bushfires 2003 & Ember Protection

On the 8th January 2003 in Canberra, with temperatures around 370C, low humidity and strong gusty winds, lightning strikes caused multiple bushfires to break out in the Kosciuszko and Namadgi National Parks surrounding Canberra. By the 18th January these fires combined to create a 25 km fire front and with wind gusts of up to 65 km/h, the fire raged towards the outer suburbs of Duffy at around 3pm on…

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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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Unattended Burn Offs

Last night, volunteer fire crews from all over the south west were in attendance to multiple fires that had gotten out of control.  The image below from Emergency WA (courtesy of Dunsborough Fire and Rescue) showed the number of fires through the south west as at 3.30 pm. There were extensive warnings of the storm front that was due (and did arrive) and from Tuesday warnings were issued to stop…

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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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Apologies and New Address

Hi all Firstly sorry for the lack of posts, the year began in a flurry of bush fires here in the south west of Australia, then work got busy and trying to complete studies as well, it just got too much. Anyway, were back to start up again and with the fire season looming, I’m going to post on Facebook and Twitter (links above – don’t forget to like the…

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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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Spring and BAL Assessments

Hi and sorry for the lack of posting in recent months. It’s been a crazy spring, I’ve had a lot of rare flora surveys as well as the usual fauna surveys to conduct. I’ve had help from a botanist friend of mine and been looking at some really interesting plants. I’ll talk more about this in a later post. Well summers nearly here and the weathers warming up. Time to…

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