Fire Decision Support Tool - what does it do?

A short new video highlights the exciting developments the Fire DST proof of concept software program has made, and how it builds on existing fire mapping products. The four minute video aims to explain Fire DST and what the proof of concept has achieved.

Fire DST uses Phoenix Rapidfire to create a much more advanced fire modelling program. Fire DST can incorporate changes to humidity, temperature, wind speed and direction that might occur, showing the probability of the fire impacting specific areas, taking into account these variable factors. Fire DST helps predict the spread of a bushfire and the uncertainty in its location and consequences.

Developed as part of the Risk assessment and decision making project, Fire DST will provide fire agencies with valuable new information into the future.