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Getting back to our communities

29 July 2020 to 30 September 2020
As we are emerging from the COVID19 restrictions and heading into our new ‘normal’, you may be thinking about re-commencing or considering new approaches to face-to-face engagement with your community...

Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods Round 3, that’s a wrap! (2018 to 2020)

29 July 2020 to 30 September 2020
The 2020 post-test survey has recently been completed and provides a snapshot of household bushfire preparedness with reference to key indicators, and includes a direct comparison with the 2018 pre-test...

Everyone should be prepared for bushfire

29 July 2020 to 30 September 2020
All the social distancing restrictions we are now facing with COVID-19 means we need to think a bit differently about how we engage with communities and share fire safety information...

Communicating Bushfire Preparations in Winter

29 July 2020
To say it’s been a turbulent few months is an understatement and we’re all very unsure of the immediate future, but one thing we can be sure of is the...

How social media can be used by Brigade members

29 July 2020
In the last three months there have been considerable challenges in engaging people in community fire safety education. However, restrictions on face-to-face engagement have led to opportunities to utilise free...

Guide to burning heaps safely

17 April 2020
Now we are in the autumn period, many will be considering managing vegetation hazards by burning heaps or piles of leaves, branches and logs. The Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods website features a...

Welcome Selina Young

17 April 2020
Selina Young has recently joined the TFS Community Development and Education Team as Community Development Officer South, while Lesley King is in a project manager role working on a project...

Reflections on the Black Summer bushfires

17 April 2020
Bushfires across most of Australia – especially the fires on many parts of the mainland – dominated news coverage last summer. Some of the things I’ve watched, read and heard...

Ansons Bay Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods in action

17 April 2020
As Round 3 of Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods nears its end, Ansons Bay remains a significant priority for the Northeast District. This area has been a BRN target community for two years,...

Supporting people of increased vulnerability to prepare for the threat of bushfire.

17 April 2020
‘Everyone is both vulnerable and resilient. Everyone has a unique combination of capabilities and capacity to prepare, cope and recover from disaster, which means they are vulnerable and resilient in...