Our Preparing For Fire interactive workshop series is designed for communities on the urban-bushland fringe where the risk of bushfire is high and the bushland is important for wildlife conservation.
Through these workshops people become more aware of their local natural environment, the role of fire, and ways to better prepare for bushfires. Topics include fire behaviour, bushfire survival plans, house and property preparation, and fire ecology.
There is a strong emphasis on the shared responsibility that landowners and land managers in bushfire-affected areas have to plan carefully for bushfires. The workshops bring together landholders and local fire managers to develop a shared understanding of fire management planning and protection measures that best suit specific communities.
Check here for updates on upcoming workshops for 2019/20.
Online Tools Training Webinar 2019
In June 2019, the Bushfire Program ran a training session for BFMC representatives, to demonstrate how to use online tools in their roles as NCC reps. This workshop focused on how to import NPWS fire history data into Google Earth Pro, how to download species sightings and systematic surveys from the data portal BioNet NSW, and how to use NSW Globe topographic data within Google Earth Pro. Download workshop report
Tathra Headland 2019
Following a major fire event in the Tathra/ Tarrangda region, the Bushfire Program hosted a Preparing for Fire workshop in Tathra in June 2019, as part of a broader engagement project across the region. Download workshop report
Crescent Head Hinterland 2019
On the 4th of June, 2019, the Bushfire Program ran a Fire and Biodiversity workshop with the Crescent Head community to increase residents' understanding of local biodiversity and fire and ecological land management practices. Download the workshop report