Fire Plans

What are Fire Plans?

A Fire Plan provides transparency and predictability for how Fire and Emergency will use its fire control powers, outlining the particular fire risk conditions that exist or are likely to exist for the local area and sets out the policies and procedures at a local level for the management of risks relating to fire.

Each Fire Plan outlines, specific to each local area, things like: 

  • what prohibitions or restrictions on the use of fire might apply, including what triggers we will use for those restrictions
  • how firebreaks may reasonably be considered necessary for the purpose of fire control  
  • removal or destruction of vegetation or other things that could increase the fire risk.