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‘Bushfire Ready Neighborhoods in Action’ by Peter Middleton

The Lachlan community in Southern Tasmania was part of round 1(2014-16) of the Tasmania Fire Service Bushfire Ready Neighborhoods program. A community field day was developed by the local brigade at the request of the community. The field day included practical activities including that shown in the photo and others with fire protection equipment. The 'burn table' is a live fire demonstration that allows people to see how quickly fire can spread, how vegetation burns, and a fire scenario that can be shaped to a local area.