At BEMC, our staff have been involved with the development of strategic wildfire and burn planning documents, incident management teams and senior operational roles during wildfire suppression operations within Eastern Australia over the last 30 years. When involved in government bushfire combat agencies, our staff were deployed overseas and interstate to assist in fire suppression, within incident management teams, task force leaders and aviation specialists.
Our staff have been involved in the implementation of hundreds of prescribed burns annually in spring and autumn throughout NSW – including Newcastle, Port Stephens, the Hunter Valley, the Mid North Coast and the Central Coast. We bring a wealth of industry experience to you to ensure industry standard bushfire strategic planning and implementation is met.
We implement scientific based bushfire research, not ego-based opinion or perception. Call us today on 0408 667 137.
Bushfire Prone Area
We assist clients in developing strategic and tactical landscape bushfire management plans consistent with bushfire and biodiversity legislative requirements. These are done within a cooperative framework with district risk plans and neighbouring land fire management plans if developed.
We consider all factors that contribute to bushfire risk – including climate and bushfire season, ignition potential and location, bushfire history, vegetation type, arrangement and quantity (available fuel), terrain and prevailing weather conditions. Bushfire management zones are identified each with fuel management objectives to mitigate bushfire risk through pragmatic application of mechanical and burning treatments.
We provide a realistic assessment of whether the controlled fire can be delivered over the prescribed burning period to mitigate risk. Prescribed burn plans for burn-offs and controlled burning incorporates the management and operational guidelines specified in applicable bushfire risk and management strategy, conservation management plans, site protection plans, pest management plans, threatened species recovery plans and other relevant plans.
Prescribed burn plans are written by nationally trained and accredited staff. They will define the control lines to contain the burn, the required fire intensity to achieve objectives, the weather and seasonal conditions required during the burning operation and the light-up methods and sequences, as well as notification, smoke management and safety considerations.
There are a variety of factors that determine the possibility of applying a controlled fire to the landscape. We implement a rigorous monitoring system that evaluates the fluctuating variables of weather and fuel flammability to provide early identification of burning opportunities learnt over 20 years of prescribed burning implementation. Early identification to the opening ‘burn window’ increases the ability to apply fire safely and effectively to the landscape to meet objectives.
We implement a four-stage program for prescribed burn implementation: