School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Bushfire FightingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200500.5


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
This subject assumes that the student has undertaken undergraduate coursework in building surveying, planning or related areas or has gained the equivalent building construction knowledge by working in the construction industry in an appropriate capacity for at least four years.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
This unit describes the techniques, hardware and extinguishing agents used to fight and control bushfires and focuses on the logistics involved in ensuring safe, efficient and effective control. The content includes bushfire fighting strategies in the context of rural and interface environments, hazard reduction and brigade structure arrangements. The role of planning in supporting firefighting through water supply and access is also considered as are the findings from various Public Inquiries.

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