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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.

BRN team win the IPAA Tasmania Best Practice Awards

20 December 2016

Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods Team was judged against 15 public service nominations and in December were announced as the winner of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) for Best Practice in the Public Sector for 2016.

Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods Newsletter- Edition 7

31 October 2016

Welcome to edition number 7 (attachement below) of the Tasmania Fire Service Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods newsletter.  As we lead into summer the theme for this edition is bushfire-readiness.

• Seasonal bushfire outlook for Tasmania

Story booth shares tales from Black Tuesday

30 September 2016

On February 7, 1967 Margaret Keogh was working as a school teacher near Hobart when a raging bushfire front threatened her students, home and family. 

More than fifty years after the event Ms Keogh has shared her story on camera, as part