Fire Note 99, Firebrand behaviour and the probability of fuel bed ignition documents the first stage of the Firebrand potential and spot fire initiation project. This project is developing understanding of the spot fire ignition potential of firebrands under a range of fuel and weather conditions. The results will enable fire managers to better understand the process of spotting, assist in identifying when spotting will be a hazard and provide a basis for predicting its occurrence and maximum distance.
Firebrand potential and spot fire initiation is part of the larger project on Fire development, transitions and suppression, described in Fire Note 94.
This research is from the Extreme fire behaviour project within the Bushfire CRC Managing the Threat program.