26 September 2023

Bushfire video flares with information

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has produced a new documentary video explaining how bushfire hazards can be mitigated.

Titled The Burning Question, the video tells the story of previous bushfire efforts in the State, outlining the science, the challenges, and the changing world of bushfire mitigation.

The documentary calls on experts from a number of Agencies involved with the QFES in dealing with bushfires.

Among those featured are the Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and the Inspector General of Emergency Management.

The QFES said that together they explain the practices and strategies of bushfire mitigation in Queensland, weather and climate factors that guide the implementation of bushfire mitigation methods, traditional and emerging burning practices, and what Queenslanders can do to combat the bushfire risk on their own lands.

Highlighted is the work undertaken by the Service’s personnel, together with its partners and stakeholders across all levels of Government and within Queensland communities during Operation Cool Burn, a key period when QFES has a particular focus on bushfire mitigation.

In most years, this period starts at the beginning of April and is normally scheduled to finish at the end of July.

However, it can be extended if necessary, for example if there is widespread unseasonal rainfall which impacts on planned burning.

The 13 minute QFES documentary video can be accessed at this PS News link. Note that it has sound.

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