AFDRS - Australian Fire Danger Rating System
Fire danger ratings describe the potential level of danger should a bushfire start. They are important because they provide people with information so that they can take action to protect themselves and others from the potentially dangerous impacts of bushfires.
The Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) Program is redesigning the forecasting of fire danger in Australia. The AFDRS is a project of national significance being developed collaboratively by state, territory, and the Commonwealth government. It aims to improve public safety and reduce the impacts of bushfires by:
Improving the scientific accuracy behind fire danger predictions.
Improving the way that fire danger is communicated.
Providing government and industry with better decision-making tools.
Reducing the costs associated with bushfire impacts.