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TFS Community Development Framework

11 August 2017

The TFS Community Development Framework is a guide to support and inform the Tasmania Fire Service Community Development Team when engaging with at-risk communities in community safety. With team member’s practices aligning with contemporary fire

Amendments to bushfire planning and building regulations

31 July 2017

The requirements for building in areas affected by natural hazards are changing during 2017.

If you are building in a hazardous area, such as a bushfire-prone area, there may be additional considerations to the recent changes to Tasmania’s

BRN Newsletter - Issue #9

03 July 2017

The theme for this edition is celebrating our TFS volunteers. We also showcase a few examples of the partnerships and engagement to educate residents about local bushfire risk and preparedness.

This newsletter topics include:


08 May 2017

Tasmania’s Fire Management Agencies are currently undertaking a broad scale review into the fire permit system. The catalyst for the review has

TFS Volunteer Brigade Engagement Kits- Available Now!

19 April 2017

Based on feedback from some of our volunteer brigades, the Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods program now has three volunteer brigade engagement kits available to borrow for your community engagement events.

Included in the engagement kits are

"This is What Happens After" - Disaster Recovery Research

16 March 2017

Are you interested in participating in research about disaster recovery? 

The University of Melbourne is asking people to write a letter to themselves about what has been helpful and unhelpful when recovering from the

Five Bothwell farmers buy second-hand fire engines, TFS applauds their 'fire-ready' initiative

10 March 2017

Edith Bevan, ABC NEWS Hobart 6 March 2017

The tiny Tasmanian town of Bothwell is home to about 400 people, and five privately owned fire trucks.

The properties surrounding Bothwell, each spanning thousands of acres, are famed

Participants needed for bushfire community preparation survey

03 February 2017

Participants are needed to take part in an online survey of community bushfire preparation and response in Tasmania.

The research, undertaken by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and CQUniversity, aims to improve

Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods Newsletter-Issue 8 Special 1967 Bushfires Anniversary Edition

30 January 2017

Welcome to Issue 8 of the BRN Newsletter. The theme for this edition is reflecting on 50 years since the 1967 Black Tuesday bushfires and tips to be bushfire-ready today:

• ’67 Bushfires Storymap

• Bushfire Then and Now Vox Pop

Declaration of Fire Permit Period - Southern and Northern Regions

21 December 2016

Tasmania Fire Service has declared a Fire Permit Period from midnight tonight (Wednesday 21 December 2016) for all Southern and Northern Region municipalities.