Northern Australian Fire Managers Forum

North Australia Fire Managers Forum 2012_1

Northern Australian Fire Managers Forum

When:   Tuesday 19 June and Wednesday 20 June 2012

Where: Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Northern Regional Office

Townsville, Queensland.


Fire Managers from across the north of Australia discussed topics of current interest to the region at the Northern Australian Fire Management Forum.

An outcome of the meeting was the annual Bushfire Seasonal Outlook for northern Australia - the Outlook was publically distributed as a Bushfire CRC Fire Note.

On the second day, a field trip looked at the fire mitigation works and interface issues on the Main Range near Townsville. This was an opportunity to discuss common multi agency issues with land tenures involving Queensland National Parks, local council and the Department of Defense.

Supt. Ken Beasley, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Regional Manager Northern hosted the Bushfire CRC sponsored Northern Australian Fire Management Forum.

Agenda for the Meeting - including some presentations.


News from the Event

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The Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012 has been released as a Bushfire CRC Fire Note.

Other Resources

Fire Note 93: Large areas of Northern Australia will face above-normal fire potential for the 2012-13 fire season, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the region last season. Significant areas of land were not burnt last year so the fire potential in these areas remains above-normal, largely because of the widespread vegetation growth in many areas fuelled by the wet weather that accompanied the...