many sites on bushfire management, and the links pages of many of
the sites below point in their direction. This listing is focussed
on sites that provide information on bushfire events, present and
past, as well as on the meteorological aspects of bushfires.
- AUS -- Australasian
Fire Authorities Council -- AFAC is a peak representative
body for fire and emergency services in Australia and New Zealand.
Their site contains strategic and link information rather than
operational information on bushfires. (15/01/05)
- NSW -- NSW
Rural Fire Service. Click on news for major fire updates and
media releases. There's also an excellent clickable map giving
fire danger ratings. (25/09/03)
- Qld --Queensland
Rural Fire Service. (17/11/06)
- Vic --
current operational and event news from the Victorian Department
of Sustainability and Environment: follow the Fire and
other emergencies link.
Good coverage of current, recent and historic bushfires back to
items and case studies on the causes and management of bushfires.
The Statewide Fire Situation Map on the Fires Today link,
with its mouse-activated windows, packs a huge amount of detail
into a simple, geographical format. (15/04/04)
- Vic --
Fire Authority. Follow links to News and fire updates.
- SA --
South Australian Country
Fire Service. Select Current Incidents for an achive
of fire reports. (15/01/05)
- WA -- Fire
and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia. Currently
a promotional brochure with some brief hints on managing for miscellaneous
disasters. No fire reports. (15/01/05)
- Tas -- Tasmania
Fire Service. A sweet, quick-loading site. Follow the link
to Current Bushfires & Weather for a map and incident reports.
- ACT -- ACT
Fire Brigade. Mostly static material, but incident reports
may be found on the ACT
Emergency Services Authority site. Click on Media. (15/01/05)
- NT -- For operational information, visit the NT Fire and Rescue Service site. For more general information on bushfires in the NT, visit Bushfire
Council of the Northern Territory. (13/10/06)
Australian Fire Information (NAFI)
-- Excellent site with detailed maps covering all of tropical Australia
and showing current and recent hotspots and a one-year archive of
fire scars. (15/01/05)