Fire preparedness: Go-to bushfire training, tools, advice, planning and services

Fire preparedness: Go-to bushfire training, tools, advice, planning and services

 

Services to increase fire preparedness and protect biodiversity

Fire preparedness is a hot topic right now (pardon the pun). We’re rolling out fire information nights and hands-on property fire planning workshops across the region for landholders, community and stakeholders to upskill in the latest best practices to get properties and townships better prepared.
 
This is a great way to access decision support tools and guidance materials to equip you with essential knowledge and tools for effective fire management and biodiversity conservation. This is delivered through the Healthy Land & Water led Queensland Fire & Biodiversity Consortium (QFBC).

 
 

Fire preparedness
Reduce future disaster risk and increase the resilience of targeted communities and beyond to the bushfire hazard.

 

Connect with community
The workshops gives landholders and land managers the chance to connect to neighbours and those in the local area to increase joint efforts towards fire resilience.

 

Hands-on practical workshops & advice
Give local landholders and land managers the chance to learn how to prepare for and manage fire on their properties and in the surrounding landscape.

first circle no commaFire preparedness & resilience training, advice, planning & services

The Queensland Fire & Biodiversity Consortium (QFBC), a program of Healthy Land & Water, is recognised as the premier organisation for fire training, advisory services, planning and related support.

We facilitate strategic partnerships across diverse stakeholders dedicated to improving fire and biodiversity management, support applied fire research, and bolstering the capabilities of land managers and landholders.

Quick guide to training & services

Our team has quickly pulled together a snapshot of just some of our most popular fire preparedness and resilience training, advice, planning & services.

  Capacity building workshops    Advice & representation

Backing onto Bush                                                                                            Duration: 4 hours 
Audience: Peri-urban and urban landholders.

Purpose: Learning about fire ecology and landscape health. Participants engage in bushfire safety discussions and an interactive bushwalk to gain skills in observing local ecosystem health, vegetation types, animal habitat, fuel risk, fire history, and adhering to local regulations.

Outcome: Enhanced understanding of the role of fire in the landscape.

  • Advising on policy and guidelines
  • Leading applied fire science.
  • Leading major local and international conferences.
  • Connecting partnerships and building collaborations.
  Fire information session                                                                            Duration: 3 hours

Audience: General public and landholders.

Purpose:  Gain practical advice and guidance from local experts on reducing bushfire risk in their specific landscape. Collaborative delivery with Councils, Rural Fire Services and other key local land managers.

Outcome: Informative overview of bushfire and fire preparedness.

   Planning & projects
 
  • Deploying large-scale bushfire recovery projects
  • Leading planning and fire management activities customized to region.
 

Fire management planning workshop                                                       Duration: full day
Audience: Medium – Large property landholders (3 ha +).

Purpose: To assist landholders and land managers in reducing wildfire threats to life and assets, whilst protecting and enhancing biodiversity, with considerations for primary production and cultural values.

Outcome: Landholders develop a fire management map and action plan tailored to their individual property and priorities.

   On-ground works
 
  • On-ground works and contractor management for small to large scale fire management plans. Includes:
  • New and enhanced fire lines and breaks,
  • Fuel load reduction works.
  • Fire control infrastructure installation.
  • Asset protection zones.
  • Defined prescribed burn areas.
  • Cultural heritage assessments.
  • Evaluation surveys.
  • Comprehensive reporting.
  Overall fuel hazard assessment                                                                 Duration: full day

Audience: Prescribed burn practitioners, fire fighters, development assessment officers, and land managers.

Purpose: To increase knowledge on how to undertake a rapid visual assessment of fuel arrangement improving their understanding of its implications in controlling a bushfire.

    
  Bespoke training                                                                                 Duration: For purpose
Customised capacity building programs. Recent customised offerings tailored to land manager needs have included fire ecology for land managers and fire planning workshops.
 
 

Why people sign up

 

Fire management planning

   Property fire management plans
  • A focus on asset protection, biodiversityconservation, land uses (e.g. grazing),and wildfire mitigation.
  • Comprehensive and nuanced fire management led by empowered landholders.
  • Non-regulatory.
Community fire management plans
  • Enhance community preparedness and resilience to fires.
  • Target areas/communities at risk of bushfires.
  • Non-regulatory.
Township fire management plans
  • Developed by Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC).
  • Blend contemporary and traditional fire management practices.
  • Prioritise community safety and protection of life and property.
  • Regulatory status varies.
Operational fire management plans
  • Customised for operational delivery of fire management programs.
  • Identify key features and actions through user-friendly map-based plans.
Tailored fire management strategies or plans
  • Provide broad specifications and prescriptions for fire management objectives in regions or landscapes.

Decision support planning

Monitoring and evaluation
  • Assess fuel hazard, landscape condition, and fire risk.
Decision support tools and guidance material
  • Develop guidance documents, including regional burn guidelines.
Fact sheets and information dissemination
  • Create user-friendly materials tailored for various audiences, such as landholders or communities, covering topics like fire ecology or key critical infrastructure such as managing for fire around powerline easements.

 

Who is the Queensland Fire & Biodiversity Consortium?

Tgraphiche consortium is a unique partnership that aims to improve fire management and biodiversity conservation outcomes through evidence-based risk mitigation, coordinated resilience efforts, and robust stakeholder capacity building.

Established in 1998, the QFBC is recognised as one of the longest established collaborative fire programs in Australia.

The QFBC’s collaborative, science-based, community-engaged and practical programs set it apart from single-agency and theory-based approaches.

This incredible work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our important and stellar partners. For information about who they are, go to www.fireandbiodiversity.org.au.

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