“Stop Fires Australia” is about stopping or preventing un-wanted fires, and mitigating bush-fires OR stopping the spread or impact or escalation of bushfires.
Please go to the Websites below for information on reducing “fuel” or natural bush, under controlled or prescribed circumstances, in order to try to prevent bushfires from impacting human activity.
A Comment below, from Facebook feedback
Stopping all fires is not a practical solution to a bushfire prone nation like Australia which has evolved with fire and has a symbiotic relationship for many plants and animals. The US has tried for many years to exclude fire and pounce on any ignition. What this does is create a huge fuel load across the nation that simultaneously ignites under the right conditions of weather and too many ignition points such as lightning for resources to adequately deal with.
The only effective long term answer is to use controlled fire to manage fuel loads and maintain the natural environment. It won’t stop ignitions but will allow a more effective suppression response.
by Steve Ward
The Bush Fire Front believes it is essential that the following objectives are achieved:
* The agency responsible for management of the State’s forests and associated vegetation types restores and maintains its fuel reduction burning program to a level that will provide effective protection to the community and forest assets from excessive damage from wild fire. Taking into account the backlog that has accumulated over the last 15 years, we estimate that the annual area burnt needs to average about 300,000 ha.
* Improved commitment of all levels of government to better forest fire management.
* Improved fuel management practices on private land.
* Better appreciation of the importance of fire management issues in planning processes at both State and local government levels.
* The adoption of a Best Practice approach to forest fire management in Western Australia.