Regional Australasia Wildland Fire Network

A Region of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Wildland Fire Early Warning and Monitoring


Early Warning and monitoring of wildfires are conducted by a number of institutions inside and outside the Australasian region. A number of key facilities are listed that provide near-real-time or periodic regional situation updates. These can be used to access detailed national/subregional wildland fire information:

Australia

Australia Near-Real-Time Wildland Fire Monitoring
A GFMC web page provides access to all satellite-derived fire monitoring systems in Australia: http://gfmc.online/current/au_ciro.htm

The Bureau of Meteorology
Provides a National Bushfire Weather and Warnings Information

The Bureau of Meteorology Research Center (BMRC) is now part of the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR)

Victoria Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Publishes a large amount of information useful to fire management and firefighting. Up-to-date information on the fire situation can be seen at:
https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/warnings-bushfires-and-incidents

Victoria Country Fire Authority (CFA)
Most of CFA’s overall activity involves responding to incidents and suppressing fires. A large proportion of CFA’s budget is spent on infrastructure, and planning and maintaining incident response and management capability. CFA responds to a variety of fire and emergency incidents including wildfires. CFA website: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/home

NSW Rural Fire Service
Publishes regular information on the Fire Situation and on Fire Bans at: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

Queensland Rural Fire Service
The website (http://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/) provides details on Queensland’s National Bushfire Warning System. See also the fire danger rating and national bushfire warning system as of 1 October 2009: https://qorf.org.au/resources/fact-sheets-master/are-you-bushfire-prepared/national-bushfire-warning-system/

New Zealand

In New Zealand, the National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA) is responsible for coordinating the rural fire management activities. These activities include, among other, regional rural fire control, rural fire management training, and monitoring fire danger conditions throughout the country.


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