Chairman: Grant Dodson, City Forests Ltd

Objective: To initiate, facilitate and implement fire initiatives throughout the plantation forest industry.


Implementation of enlarged rural fire district programme, wild fire threat analysis, training and specification and dissemination of the fire prevention programme and fire control research.

Work Programme Details

  • Fire Prevention Campaign

Radio, television and poster publicity campaign (including the "Bernie" character campaign) targeting high-risk demographics over the fire season. Looking to change risky behaviours which can result in inadvertent wildfires.

  • Enlarged Rural Fire Districts (ERFD

Workshop and consultant to develop FOA position