Many people focus heavily on their home during any bushfire planning, but more important is the area surrounding your home. The intensity and spread of fire are influenced by many factors including the weather, topography and vegetation on your property. While you can’t change the weather, you can do something about the vegetation.
What is bushfire fuel?
When we talking about fuel management, we’re talking about vegetation that fuels the spread and intensity of a bushfire. This includes scrub, leaves, grass, undergrowth, twigs, shrubs, bark and any other type of vegetation that will burn easily.
Controlling the fuel load around your property significantly increases the chance of your home surviving a bushfire. With limited fuel, the spread of a fire can be slowed and is therefore easier to get under control.
Not only does reducing the fuel load help to protect your home, but it can also benefit surrounding properties and the local community. Your firefighters will also find it much easier to control a blaze with you follow a comprehensive fuel management plan.
Comprehensive fuel management plans
Here at SA Bushfire Solutions, we provide services to private residents, businesses, and also councils and governments. Our fuel management plans cover everything from private land to large parks and reserves. If there’s a bushfire risk, we can help to minimise it.
Recommended Fuel Management Plans:
- Fuel load assessments
- Vegetation type & management options
- Potential fire behaviour
- Tree trimming
- Vegetation removal
- Prescribed burning planning
Prescribed burning (An efficient way to reduce the fuel load and bushfire threat on your property. From small piles of garden waste to large areas we can assist to plan and undertake the prescribed burning)