Posted on 05 May, 2023
The Tasmania Fire Service are educating attendees on the risks that come with owning property in Tasmania, and how you can minimise the damage if a bushfire strikes.
The Tasmania Fire Service is committed to educating the Tasmanian public on how they can minimise the risk of bushfire damage. Their site at this year’s Agfest has information to help people prepare their property for the bushfire season.
“We're providing the opportunity for people to learn how to prepare a bush fire plan, preparing your property, and most importantly understanding the risks your property may have,” says James Jennings, Tasmania Fire Service Community Development Officer for the Northwest region.
They also offer a bushfire preparation program helping locals manage and prevent the spread of fires.
“Tasmania is one of the most bush fire prone areas in Australia, so we are offering the Community Bushfire-Ready Challenge. This is a six week experience that helps people prepare and plan for summer,” says James.
Alongside the Tasmania Fire Service are the volunteer fire brigades, who are essential to reducing the impact of bushfires.
“We are joined by our counterparts in the Volunteer Strategy and Support Unit who are working to find expressions of interest for volunteer groups,” says Emalisa White, Community Development for the Southern Region.
“We work closely with brigades who are essential to the community, so it is vital for us to work with them as they are the boots on the ground,” says Emma.
If you want to be part of the Community Bushfire-Ready Challenge, you can sign up online and take part in the program during the spring. You can find more information about the Community Bushfire-Ready Challenge at: