Rob Smyth

Friday, 20 November 2009

Bushfirre FDR - Potential Yet To Deliver

Following the tragic bushfires (wildfires), and the interim report from the 2009 Bushfire Royal Commission recommendations 5.1 & 5.2, we now have a new Fire Danger Rating (FDR) system which seems good but is, currently, difficult to use.

We have, following community education, based our fire plans on the new FDR. But I'm finding it difficult to keep informed of the forecast FDR. The media gives great details of the "Total Fire Bans" (TFBs) but not the new FDR.

I'm wondering if the CFA's community education had been successful but not supported by the media, CFA web site, and the BOM's web site.

Gotta love the CFA. Great organisation that we owe so much to.

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