Current Bushfires – shows only bushfires (vegetation fires) that are currently active.
Last 24 Hours – shows all incidents that are or have been active in the last 24 hours.
For more information on Google Earth KML see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole_Markup_Language
Help – Displays this page.
Region – Dispays the Region definitions below.
– Dispays help for the information icon.
– Dispays help for the map icon.
Mobile phone, blackberry or PDA version – is designed to allow the public to get the most up to date bushfire, permit and bushfire map information from their mobile phone (or other mobile device).
NB: Clicking on the heading name will sort the incidents into ascending or descending order of that column. The current sort order is in words at the end of the incident list.
Alert Level – shows the current Alert level information for an incident.
|You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.|
|A heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing; you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.|
|An incident has started. People in the area should keep up to date with developments.|
|An incident has occurred. There is no immediate danger to the general public.|
More Info – the Map icon will display the location of the incident on Google Maps; the Information icon will display additional information about incident.
Rgn (Region) – shows what region the incident is in: N North; S South; NW NorthWest. Tip: click on the Region heading to group incidents to make it easier to find incidents in your region.
Location – the location of the incident as reported.
First Reported – the date and time the incident was first reported.
Last Updated – the date and time information on the incident was updated on the webpage.
Type - shows what type of incident. The type may change as more information becomes available. View more information on Type below.
Status - shows the incident’s current status. View more information on Status below.
Vehicles – shows how many Tasmania Fire Service vehicles are presently at the scene (includes aircraft).
Type – shows what type of incident. View more information on Type below.
Last Checked – the date and time the information on the incident was checked to be still current.
Last Updated – the date and time information on the incident was updated (changed) on the webpage.
First Reported – the date and time the incident first reported to the Tasmania Fire Service.
Location – the location of the incident as reported.
Status – shows the incident’s current status. View more information on Status below.
Agency – shows which agency is in charge of the fire.
Size – shows the area fire has affected.
Details – shows narrative about the incident.
Community Information – Additional information for the community affected by fire.
Resources Attending – A list of the vehicles attending the incident (including aircraft).
Tip: Bookmark the More Information - Incident Update screen to find information about an incident of interest quickly.
Firefighting resources are deployed and control strategies are being implemented but are not yet in place.
Effective strategies are in place or planned for the entire fire.
No additional firefighting resources are currently required at the incident.
The fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines. The fire is not out, active fire may be within the perimeter. Firefighting activities continue to extinguish the fire. The fire could breach control lines under difficult weather conditions.
Fire is at a stage where firefighting resources are only required for patrol purposes to ensure the fire is safe.
Firefighting resources are no longer required at the incident.
Below is a list of the possible incident types and their meaning. Initially the incident type is based on the information at the time of reporting; as more information becomes available from the attending fire crew the type may change.
000 NO VOICE
An incident where the caller does not speak after “000” has been answered by Tasmania Fire Service.
An incident involving aircraft.
An incident at a premise with a fire alarm monitored by the Tasmania Fire Service is activating.
An incident at a premise with a domestic fire alarm activating.
An incident at a premise where the fire alarm is monitored by a private company is activating.
A general term used to describe a fire in forest or bushland.
CHIMNEY /HEATER/ FLUE
A fire involving a Chimney, heater or flue.
An incident where assistance is provided to the community that is not otherwise classified.
An incident involving faulty electrical equipment, where there is no fire.
An incident reported as an explosion.
An incident where the fire is external to a structure (eg. vehicle, a fence) or fire within but not involving a structure or has reported as being extinguished.
An incident where hazardous materials are involved. Hazardous Material includes, unplanned release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) agents.
An incident involving a marine structure, eg. jetty, wharf or marine infrastructure.
An incident involving a motor vehicle/s accident and there is no entrapment.
POWER POLE FIRE
An incident involving a power pole or related equipment on fire.
RESCUE CONFINED SPACE
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from a confined space, sewer, machinery spaces.
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from situations where that employ the use of tools and skills that exceed those normally reserved for other rescue types.
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from a trench and involves shoring up the sides of a trench, and digging a trapped worker out of a collapsed ditch.
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from who find themselves trapped at height or depth, cliff faces, caves, mine shafts, wells, towers, masts and silos as well as industrial environments.
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s or the search for person/s from with building that have collapsed due to impact, earthquake, flood or storms.
A fire involving rubbish heaps, bins, containers or skip bins.
A fire involving marine transport, ships, boats.
SMELL OF BURNING
An incident in a structure where there is a smell of burning with no visible smoke or flame.
An incident where there is smoke visible but the caller is unsure of the source of the smoke, generally relates to bush/grass fires.
An incident involving a fire within or involving the structure. May include houses, shed, shops and offices.
An unplanned fire(s) in forests, scrub, bush or grass; plantation or nursery stock; or material used for garden mulching, including pine bark, tree waste or chips, and straw.
A fire involving a fire in a vehicle, including cars, trucks, earthmoving machinery.