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Fire

Chairman: Grant Dodson, City Forests Ltd

Objective: To initiate, facilitate and implement fire initiatives throughout the plantation forest industry.

Issues:

Implementation of enlarged rural fire district programme, wild fire threat analysis, training and specification and dissemination of the fire prevention programme and fire control research.

Work Programme Details

  • Fire Prevention Campaign

Radio, television and poster publicity campaign (including the "Bernie" character campaign) targeting high-risk demographics over the fire season. Looking to change risky behaviours which can result in inadvertent wildfires.

  • Enlarged Rural Fire Districts (ERFD

Workshop and consultant to develop FOA position