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Important conversations to have with your community about preparedness

10 December 2019
Now is the time for our communities to finalise their preparedness plans. It is important you have conversations with your communities about bushfire planning and its importance from a community...

Ember-proofing

10 December 2019
Ember-proofing has been discussed in previous editions of this newsletter and should remain an essential element of preparing a property to be defendable. Areas such as timber decks and elevated...

Defendable space

10 December 2019
Defendable space is an equally important issue to discuss with residents. Defendable space provides a safer area for residents and firefighters to work from, keeping them safe from radiant heat...

How to make a local bushfire emergency phone tree

09 December 2019
Coningham and Lower Snug has a population of 695 people in 314 dwellings. The community of Coningham and Lower Snug is situated on the south-east coast of Tasmania. Distances are...

Introducing the new Northwest Community Development Officer

11 September 2019
Brett Patterson has joined the Community Development and Education unit of TFS while Suzette Harrison is working in a different role in the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management...

Volunteer community engagement in practice

11 September 2019
Community engagement about fire safety is fundamental to the success of minimising bushfire risk in Tasmanian communities. Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods is a dedicated community engagement program that is partnering with TFS...

Bushfire Season Outlook September to December 2019

11 September 2019
The seasonal bushfire outlook for the period from September to the end of December 2019 was launched recently at the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council’s (AFAC) annual conference...

Bushfires-Flood-Storm: Students actively participate in disaster resilience

10 September 2019
Natural hazards, such as storms, floods, and bushfires, are common in Tasmania and can result in widespread damage and disruption. Resilient communities understand their risk and are well prepared to...