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Publications

This section offers you quick access to fire safety publications that are prepared by Tasmania Fire Service and other organisations.

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Independent Reviews into Bushfires in Tasmania
Tasmania's fire agencies have worked in partnership to consider and complete recommendations from three independent reviews of two major bushfire seasons in Tasmania - in 2016 and 2019.
Each review provided invaluable learnings and recommendations that have helped the three fire agencies (TFS, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania) enhance and improve on cooperative working partnerships and response a preparedness capability.
The progress of the review recommendations is available for download.
AFAC Operational Review into the Tasmanian Bushfires 2018-19
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Home Fire Safety
Fact Sheets
Home Fire Safety (PDF 1.7MB) - General home fire safety advice.
Visual Guide to Homes Fire Safety (PDF 4MB) - General home fire safety advice for Migrants.
Home Fire Escape Plan (PDF 2.2MB) - Assistance to design a home fire escape plan for your home.
Juvenile Firelighter Intervention Program (JFLIP) (PDF 862KB) - Overview of the program.
After the fire (PDF 2.1MB) - Advice to clients about what to do in the hours after a fire strikes.
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Bushfire Safety

Bushfire Survival Plan (PDF 5.4MB) - An essential guide to preparing yourself and property.

Bushfire Safety Posters
Bushfire Prepare to Survive DVD - An essential guide to preparing yourself and property.
Using Fire Outdoors (PDF 1.8MB) - A guide to using fire safety outdoors, at home and in the bush.
Farming Communities and the TFS (PDF 1.7MB) - Farming communities and TFS working together to reduce bushfire risk.
Reducing Harvester Fire Risk (PDF 3.9MB) - A Back Pocket Guide from the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Fire Resisting Garden Plants (PDF 1.3MB) - Reduce the fire hazard in your garden.
Advice to householders when a bushfire threatens (PDF 48KB).
Guide to Community Protection Plans (PDF 1MB). - Bushfire plans for your community.
Community Protection Plans - Bushfire survival advice specifically for you.
Bushfire-Ready Schools - Bushfire-Ready Schools explained.
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Building Safety
Guide to the selection and location of portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets (PDF 931KB)
Fire Evacuation Plan Guidelines (PDF 247KB)
Fire Safety Guidelines for Temporary Structures (PDF 392KB)
Emergency action guide sample 1 (MS Word 32KB)
Emergency action guide sample 2 (MS Word 38KB)
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Vegetation Management
Managing fuel for safer communities (PDF 780KB) - TFS Fuel Reduction Unit - fighting fire with fire.
Planned Burning Manual for Private Land (PDF 2.1MB)
Planned Burning in Tasmania (PDF 2MB)
Planned Burning for Farmers and Landholders (PDF 1MB) - endorsed by the State Fire Management Council.
Machinery Operations Guidelines (PDF 1MB)
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Other Publications

Future Focus 2021-2023 (PPT 834KB)

Building for Bushfires (PDF 3.4MB)
State Bushfire Safety Policy (PDF 360KB) - endorsed by the State Emergency Management Committee.
State Fire Protection Plan (PDF 1390KB) - approved by the State Fire Commission on 28 Feb 2020.
Use of water additives in controlling bushfires (PDF 665KB).
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