NEWS by Catherine Gorrie Bushfire Consultant

5/10/2021. We are currently recruiting for a Customer Service Officer. If you'd like to be considered for this role, you can find the position vacant here.

23/09/2021. We are conducting contactless site inspections. We are all partially or fully vaccinated and following best practice protocols for site inspections.

2/09/2021. Did you know you can request a Bushfire Webinar from us? Usual topics are all about Planning For Bushfire Protection and are suitable for anyone, and we have mostly delivered to Building Designers, Council Development Assessment Officers, Town Planners and Registered Certifiers. You can register your interest by using our Contact Us form.

23/08/2021. We are very excited to welcome Nicole van Dorst to our Team. Nicole brings a wealth of experience with her and is our new Manager, Bushfire.

16/08/2021. Following the update to Covid restrictions announced on 28/07/2021, we will be recommencing contactless site inspections from 1 August 2021, except for the following areas: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith.

19/07/2021. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the NSW Government has increased restrictions within the Greater Sydney area. This means that all site inspections and in person meetings will be paused until July 30, 2021, in line with Government requirements. BFCS P/L will continue working remotely and our team is available, as necessary, to complete all activities that aren't based on-site. We will continue to monitor and comply with the NSW Government’s requirements to keep our team safe. If you would like to discuss the implications of these changes, please contact us!

18/06/2021. The 2021 Australian Bushfire Building Conference draft program has been announced. It looks like being another great conference! https://bushfireconference.com.au/2021-program/

12/05/2021. A very interesting project is underway between the Bushfire Building Council of Australia and the community members of Shoalhaven to develop the bushfire resilient FORTIS House. Check it out!

27/04/2021. Many people ask us how to rectify the incorrect use of timbers in bushfire prone areas. In some circumstances, these may be able to be treated with Fireshell F1E, available from Exfire. Unfortunately it can't be used on trafficable surfaces, such as the decking timbers.

22/04/2021. Why not plan for your Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) before you build? Did you know that the BAL can impact your building costs, and even prevent some type of developments form occuring?

21/04/2021. We havd booked an Exhibitors stand at the Association of Australian Certifiers Conference to be held on 28 May 2021. If you are attending, make sure you say hi! 

31/03/2021. Today marks the official end to the quietest fire season in more than a decade, a stark contrast to the devastating 2019/20 season.

10/03/2021. We are often asked to recommend skylights for use in Bushfire Attack Level Flame Zone. Unfortuntaely there are none in the market place at this time.

26/02/2021. If you are looking for a Landscape professional who understands bushfire protection, try Angela Maroney

25/02/2021. We are often asked which trees have fire resisting properties. We came across this article and hope you get some great ideas from here

We’d love to know if you’re ready for in person seminars or happy with Zoom presentations? We try to keep to small groups and encourage an interactive experience.

You can register your interest and preference by using our Contact Us form

 
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