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Fire lookout in karri forest, 1966

This is a colour photograph taken in 1966 of a fire lookout built at the top of a 185-foot (56-metre) karri tree in the south-west of Western Australia.

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CFA: bushfire interactive

This is an interactive resource containing a game, interactive simulations, detailed information and links to other useful information on bushfire readiness, including a downloadable fire plan. It consists of three sections - Fire risk, How a fire behaves and Fire safety - covering topics such as fire danger rating, radiant ...

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CFA: am I at risk?

This is an online resource that describes four different areas of habitation and provides a list of points for each area describing what to expect in the event of a bushfire, to assist people to understand their level of risk. The four areas of habitation are: close to or among grass or paddocks, close to or among forest ...

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CFA: fire safety on the farm

This is an online resource about farm fire safety containing two sections - Key advice for farmers and Essential steps before fire season - in point form, as well as a link to a downloadable PDF containing agricultural fire management guidelines. There is also a link to a resource on hay and fire safety. This resource is ...

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CFA publications

This is an online resource with links to downloadable publications including brochures, guides, plans and fact sheets on fire safety and related topics. There are also links to reports and policies, documents in languages other than English, Brigade magazine and audio versions of summer fire-safety information. This resource ...

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CFA fact sheets

This is an online resource containing fact sheets on topics including Ash Wednesday, What CFA does, Safety in the home and CFA firefighters. Each fact sheet can be downloaded as a PDF. This resource is provided for students by Country Fire Authority (CFA) Victoria.

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CFA: can I or can't I?

This online resource is a brochure in the form of a downloadable PDF that explains what you can and can't do during declared Fire Danger Periods and on days of Total Fire Ban. The brochure sets out clearly and in detail the restrictions and guidelines that apply to certain activities such as lighting campfires, having barbeques, ...

Teacher resource

Bushfire education: what is fire safety

This is a teacher resource containing a lesson plan that focuses on safety, with guidelines for two class discussion topics: Helpful fires, dangerous fires; and Who keeps us safe from bushfires? The lesson plan includes suggestions for activities and props that will encourage awareness of the importance of fire safety. ...

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Bushfire education: emergency triple zero

This is a teacher resource containing a lesson plan based on an interactive online narrative, Triple zero kids' challenge - story 8. It provides guidelines for a class discussion about a story of two children who come across a bushfire. The story prompts the user to dial 000 on a simulated mobile phone and poses the types ...

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Bushfire education: types of fires - good and bad

This is a teacher resource containing a lesson plan that provides guidelines for class discussion about why some fires are helpful while others cause problems, and includes suggestions for activities and games that will encourage awareness of fire safety. High-quality photographs that can be used to assist the discussion ...

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Bushfire education: the Fire triangle and exploring what a fire needs to burn

This is a teacher resource containing a lesson plan that provides guidelines for a class discussion about what conditions a fire requires to ignite and continue burning. The lesson plan includes a suggestion for a teacher to demonstrate that a fire requires oxygen, fuel and heat and also includes a section on bushfire risk, ...

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Bushfire education: radiant heat

This is teacher resource containing a lesson plan that provides guidelines for a class discussion about radiant heat. It includes suggestions for teacher demonstrations and student activities on radiant heat. High-quality photographs that can be used to assist the discussion are provided. This resource is part of the Bushfire ...

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Bushfire education: bushfire myth busters

This is a downloadable fact sheet which aims to dispel popular myths about bushfires, with 13 myths grouped into three themes: learning about bushfires, preparing for bushfires and responding to bushfires. Each myth contains a brief description of evidence that discounts the particular misconception about bushfire safety. ...

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Sentinel: safeguarding Australia with geospatial sciences

This is an interactive resource that provides access to a bushfire-monitoring system called Sentinel. This system is an internet-based mapping tool that uses satellite-tracking technology to identify fire locations posing a potential risk to communities and property. The first three sections of the resource, listed on the ...

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EnviroNorth: fire in the savannas

This is a web page about the issues related to fire and land management in Australia's tropical savannas. It contains sections about fire type, frequency, and the impact of fire on plants, animals, people and agricultural production. The information is supported by photographs and maps. The web page also contains links ...

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EnviroNorth: burning issues

This is an interactive multilayered website about fire and land management in Australia's tropical savannas. Roleplaying the job of park manager, students navigate through sections on Indigenous land management, fire safety awareness, the impact of fire on flora and fauna, and statistical information on the scale and frequency ...