Fire Risk Management
Covey Associates offers a wide range of environmental services, including Bushfire Management.
At Covey Associates we employ the latest bushfire simulation software to provide a range of bushfire analytics. We provide Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessments, fire management plans, wildfire and prescribed burn simulations, ensemble modelling, “what if” scenarios, fuel management and evacuation advice. We can also organise prescribed burns for our clients.
Our team has tertiary level qualifications in bushfire management as well as extensive fire ground experience.
Coveys was one of the first firms to use CSIRO’s SPARK software and we worked closely with the CSIRO to improve functionality.
Gold Coast Phoenix Simulation
Understanding potential fire behaviour is fundamental to risk assessment.
Covey Associates employ various tools to analyse risk, including bushfire behaviour simulators. Here's an animation of a simulation on the Gold Coast, this time using the Phoenix Rapidfire Simulator produced by the University of Melbourne.
Fraser Island Simulation
Did you know Covey Associates can make bushfire spread predictions?
Here's an example of a wildfire simulation on K'gari (Fraser Island) using the CSIRO Spark platform and fire weather (recorded at Hervey Bay Automatic Weather Station) and selected and exported using our fire weather analysis software - Ember.
Caloundra Fire 2017 Simulation
This a short animation of the 2017 Caloundra Fire, first produced in SPARK and then QGIS Temporal Controller. The simulation includes no suppression and shows the progression of the fire.
Bushfire Management - Tall Gums
One of our clients purchased an allotment that was surrounded on all sides by tall open forest and undulating topography. The challenge was to locate two residential dwellings on the site without incurring the significant construction material costs associated with high a BAL.