Bushfire Management Plans

If you are situated in a forested, grassland or rural landscape, the consequences of a bush fire can be devastating and life changing. Being prepared and ensuring that you have done the appropriate amount of planning and preparation will help ensure you are best protected from these events, and quickly re-establish following a bush fire.

Through years of employment with NSW National Parks and Wildlife and heavy involvement in the NSW Rural Fire Service, BEMC has a long history in strategic fire management, this experience in strategic bushfire planning (management and burn plans) and senior operational roles in wildfire suppression operations provides BEMC with a unique capacity to deliver pragmatic and appropriate operational advice to clients about fire management in the forested and grassland landscape.

BEMC assists land owners to comply with legislation, in NSW S63 (b) Rural Fires Act 1997, which indicates that it is the duty of the land owner or occupier to take practical steps to prevent the occurrence of bushfires on that land and to minimise the danger of the spread of bushfire on or from that land.

Our Strategic Bushfire Management Plans include Bushfire fuel management,  maintenance and asset protection plans which identifies the hazards posed by the vegetation (fuel) on and around your land, identifies strategies / treatments needed to manage the risk both in the short term and into the future.

Bush fire management and maintenance plans provide the planning and maintenance schedule of treatments to protect the identified asset. The type and quality of the treatments will vary depending on the asset it’s protecting. 

In some cases, it may include the establishment and maintenance of an Asset Protection Zone (APZ) and strategic trail network, development of wind breaks to suppress embers attack, or undertaking periodic hazard reduction burning to remove fire fuel loads. 

These plans include measures such as slashing grassed areas (mechanic hazard reduction) to complex processes such as Prescribed and cultural burning practises (burn-offs; burning hazard reduction). EMC has the capacity to write, plan, resource and implement mechanical and burning hazard reduction programs. This includes a site assessment, development of planning documentation, obtaining environmental approval and consultation with local fire authorities and stakeholders where required.