News & Media

Bushfire investigation course delivered in Tasmania

  • Bushfire Investigation Course delivered to Tasmania Fire Service
  • Bushfire Investigation Course delivered to Tasmania Fire Service
  • Bushfire Investigation Course delivered to Tasmania Fire Service
  • Bushfire Investigation Course delivered to Tasmania Fire Service

By: Nicole Harvey

Category: Training & Recruitment

  7.40 PM 8 December, 2017


Location: General

Views: 1629

During October 2017, District 2 Bushfire Instructor Brett Wagstaff and Les Vearing (DELWP State Fire Investigation and Training Coordinator) travelled to Hobart to conduct a bushfire investigation course on behalf of the Tasmanian Fire Service.

There were 14 course participants who were taught using a combination of lectures, small group work, classroom discussion and practical burning activities.

At this course, participants were provided specialist training and practical skills in:

  • determining the origin, cause and path of bushfires.
  • fire investigation procedures
  • burn and char patterns in grass and forest
  • demonstration of fire spread and burn and char patterns
  • fire investigation report writing                                                              

As part of the course, participants were involved in a number of live fire investigation activities. This involved the participants identifying burn indicators to successfully determine the area of origin and fire cause.

Article prepared by Bushfire Instructor Brett Wagstaff

Last Updated: 11 December 2017