AFAC provides a wide range products and services to our members. To assist you to make a quick assessment of their value to you and your organisation, we have summarised some of our most popular and unique products and services here with links to more information should you require.
AFAC Knowledge Web
The Knowledge Web is an online gateway to a wealth of information developed by the industry, for the industry. On this knowledge sharing website you will find research reports and presentation, information about training, industry positions and policies, interoperability, news and publications, events and conferences, national data and forums and Royal Commission reports and findings. We welcome you to have a look around the Knowledge Web.
Our monthly online newsletter, afac-news, covers industry news, latest research and developments. Please register to receive your copy.
Bulletin updates on key, timely issues are produced as required and distributed online. View a bulletin.
AFAC Knowledge Web and Bushfire CRC websites house comprehensive research addressing fire, bushfire, emergency services and land management amongst much else. Research notes, research reports and case studies provide vital new knowledge to underpin effective, evidence-based decision making. Browse the research available the Knowledge Web and on the Bushfire CRC site.
A core part of AFACís work is to foster industry-wide collaboration to develop positions on critical issues. An AFAC position is an agreed statement of opinion, a way of viewing a matter, a stand. Positions are applied throughout the industry for operations, community safety and advocacy and are used to inform agency or jurisdictional policy on a given matter. Member agencies are expected to support AFAC positions.
Australian and international standards
Through the work of AFAC groups, members collaborate and contribute to the development of Australian and international Standards. AFAC also provides assistance in standards interpretation, monitoring and reporting on the progress of standards development.
Fire Australia Magazine
A quarterly glossy print magazine covering fire, land management, research, industry news and other industry issues (not available online).
The AFAC National Database was created in 1997 as a central repository for incident activity data collected by a number of Australian fire and rescue services using the Australian Incident Reporting System (AIRS).
Statistics derived from the national database are used to make decisions by a range of government and industry stakeholders, AFAC members and emergency services around the world. For example, the collected data is used in compiling the fire services' contribution to the Australian Government Productivity Commissionís Annual Report on Government Services.
Licensing of RTOís to deliver AFAC short courses
AFAC is a leading developer of training resources and leadership training courses. AFAC is able to license Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to deliver our short courses; providing valuable training opportunities for our members and industry-related efficiencies for our member agencies. Read more about our training resources.
National Incident Information Summary (report)
The Bushfire Information and Significant Incidents report (BISI) was created in 2007 to support agencies combating major, concurrent Australian bushfires. BISI provides a reporting function and information repository of incident prognosis and resources available for sharing across AFAC's members. BISI is updated twice a day at the peak of the fire danger period.
During the fire season, AFAC member agencies update reports on the designated BISI website. This information is then compiled into a consolidated report and distributed to members.
BISI improves the sharing of information about bushfire threat and risk and provides better information to support decision making regarding the inter-jurisdiction sharing and movement of resources.