The Bushfire Response Plan reflects the Tasmania Fire Service’s six operational priorities. The intent is to identify community protection priorities with particular reference to potential locations of vulnerable groups of people, as well as assets that are important for the community’s recovery.
The response plan includes details of hazards, water sources, and operationally relevant community and landscape information, which may aid preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
The Bushfire Response Plan includes information on:
- Nearby safer places
- Vulnerable group locations (places where groups of people may need protecting)
- Community Assets (high value assets to protect as a priority)
- Hazards (features that may impact on the wider community or emergency responders)
- Water points (access to water for firefighting)
- Community demographics (e.g. age profile, languages, population size, number of dwellings)
- Communications (e.g. mobile phone, radio, emergency broadcaster coverage)
- Vehicle access (e.g. limitations, evacuation & fire trails)
- Bushfire mitigation work (e.g. fuel reduction and fire breaks)
- Physical geography (e.g. vegetation types, topography, fire behaviour)
- Urban development (e.g. rural/peri-urban density, land tenure, land managers)
More information on the planning process