Senior Bushfire Prone Planning Bushfire Consultant attends Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (Melbourne)

Bushfire Behaviour and Fuels Conference Australia

Locations: Perth, Melbourne, Mundaring, Midland,

From the 11th – 15th Alex Aitken (Senior Bushfire Consultant)  attended the 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference held in Melbourne, Australia.

Overview of Conference and  some of the talks Alex attended:

  • Tasmania fuel reduction program, community engagement, government policy for a state wide tenure blind hazard reduction burning program.
  • Miguel Cruz- CSIRO New fire models book and review of existing data and models to be used for different vegetation types
  • NSW RFS guideline for existing development APZ, state variation for separation distance, vegetation classes, building retro fitting.
  • Utilization of ROS model to develop Mtd1 & Mtd2 calculation visual & graphic for radiant heat flux at a particular development
  • Land use planning with respect to risk based planning and using Plan, Prepare, Respond Recover model
  • Use of Phoenix Rapid fire to predict bushfire impact on the Scout Jamboree 2016 site, they were able to integrate hazard reduction burn into the planning process to reduce the risk of a fire affecting the event

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