NZFBI Field Day: Understand the Rural Fire Environment

NZFBI Field Day: Understand the Rural Fire Environment
Understand how topography, fuel and weather combine to create a unique fire environment

Maximum participants: 45


Cost and Conditions

$40 per participant - this includes morning tea, lunch and barbecue.

Travel and accommodation costs must be met by attendees.

This Field Day is limited to 45 participants. Because of the limited number of places available, you acknowledge, that by registering for this event, you will be liable for the costs of attending.

Uniform: Smart casual

Unit Standard 14564 (Fire Environment)
Learning Outcomes
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More about the Fire Weather Index (FWI)


This field day will give participants a basic level of awareness about the effects of the fire environment factors on vegetation fire behaviour.

These fire environment factors are topography, fuels and weather and their combined effects on the fire environment. This will enable you to keep safe and make informed decisions about wildfire control and prescribed burning.

The field day will combine a mix of theoretical learning and practical application.

Unit Standard 14564 (Fire Environment)

Participants to this Field Day will have the opportunity to do Unit Standard 14564 (Fire Environment). If you wish to do this Unit Standard you must register and indicate your intention to do so by 31 March 2017 in order to provide sufficient time to complete the pre-course work.

To be eligible to do this Unit Standard you must hold Unit Standard 3285 (Working Safely at Vegetation Fires).

Learning outomes


Field Day

The Salvation Army Booth College of Mission
20 William Booth Grove
Upper Hutt


Upper Hutt Volunteer Rural Fire Force
18 Park Street
Upper Hutt


08:15     Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Topography
10:00 – 10:30 Morning tea
10:30 – 12:00 Fuels
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 14:15 Weather
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 16:30 Fire Weather Index and combined effects of topography, fuels and weather
16:30     Conclusion and barbecue/social gathering

Download the Field Day Poster

NZFBI Field Day Rural Fire Environment Poster 2017Download this Field Day Poster and place it on your noticeboard.

Find out more about the Fire Weather Index (FWI)

Click here for a NZFBI technical article about the Fire Weather Index (FWI)


NZFBI Field Day: Rural Fire Environment Poster 2017
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Saturday 29th April, 2017
Upper Hutt Volunteer Rural Fire Force


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