Bushfire Protection Association Australia is a professional membership organisation which welcomes professionals from all sectors of the bushfire protection industry and offers a comprehensive and inclusive organisation.
FORTIS House was developed in response to community requests for help to build better. Every year, the Bushfire Building Council of Australia (BBCA) is contacted by thousands of people asking for help to make their homes more resilient to bushfire and other disasters. The number of people asking for help is rapidly increasing as disasters become more frequent, intense and widespread.
BBCA created FORTIS House in response to the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires and subsequent floods to help recovering communities re-build. The project has delivered house designs and a set of building principles for extreme weather and disaster resilience, sustainability, self-sufficiency and quality.
FORTIS House sets a new benchmark for better building to protect people, homes, communities and the environment – no matter where you live.
SAI Global provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement.You can purchase Australian Standard 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas from here.
If you are wondering how to become an accredited bushfire practitioner, you can find out more by searching for courses at Western Sydney University. You can study a Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Protection or Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection.
As these are postgraduate courses you will need a degree in a suitable area first such as engineering, land surveying, building, building surveying, construction, planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, physical sciences, environmental studies, natural resource management, emergency management, land-use planning, local government or public sector management, or three years full-time equivalent professional work experience as a member of a state (or territory) fire service or bushfire consultancy firm working in the area of bushfire assessments.
Catherine is a regular guest speaker for Inhouse Group 3, who provide Continuous Professional Development for Architects
TBA Firefly is part of TBA Textiles who have been manufacturing fire resistant textiles and products for more than 130 years. They provide a range of Bushfire Protection tested systems and products, suitable for use in Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Flame Zone.
If you are looking for a solution for timber to achieve complaince under AS3959-2018 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas up to and including Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) 29, this paint on product might assist.
We are often asked about Sprinkler Systems and suggest you make enquiries with Blue Mountains Gutters and Tanks.