Bushfire sparks and embers can rain down well ahead of a fire. Just because you can’t see the fire doesn’t mean you’re safe. Know your bushfire risk and make a plan.
The Fuel Reduction Program The Tasmanian Government has invested $28.5 million in a cross-agency program of strategically targeted burns to reduce the amount of potential fuel for a bushfire. This state-wide Fuel Reduction Program will focus on those areas that pose the greatest risk of bushfire and will include both public and private land. High risk locations are identified by
Community Protection Planning an innovative, and national award winning emergency management, community protection and resilience building initiative. Community protection planning is working with communities, stakeholders and partner agencies in the development and implementation of these community level plans: Strategic plans that focus on addressing bushfire hazards and improving survivability of communities and assets. These plans identify areas for fuel treatment,
Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) has recently conducted a review of service delivery, including services offered by TasFireTraining, TFS’ commercial training division.
From April 2021 TasFire Training will no longer be delivering training courses to the non-government sector apart from those workplaces that have on site Emergency Response Teams. We would like to thank you for your custom over the period we have built our relationship.
We understand that this is a big change, however this will allow TFS to focus on supporting the emergency response capability of government departments and emergency response teams in high risk industries with the resources we have available. The following links provide information on issues of compliance:
WHS Legislation requires workplaces to have an emergency plan in place and people are appropriately trained. The following is a Worksafe link to a code of practice laws-and-compliance / codes-of-practice
Advice on development and legislative requirements on Fire Evacuation Plans for specified buildings go to Evacuation Plans.
Scheduled public courses will proceed until the March 31, 2021and can be found here.
We undertake to monitor impacts of this decision on the sector over time and we encourage you to seek out an alternative training provider that meets your needs.
If you have any concerns or have any further questions please contact Acting Director of Training Jeff Harper on (03) 61665500 or by email to Jeffrey.Harper@fire.tas.gov.au with the Subject: TasFire Training – withdrawal of services.