Review of the Fire Permit System

What is the survey about?
Tasmania’s Fire Management Agencies are currently undertaking a broad scale review into the fire permit system. The catalyst for the review has originated from public feedback (both positive and negative) and, more particularly, from the 2013 Tasmanian Bushfires Inquiry which recommended that Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) conducts a review of the fire permit system and implements change to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the system.

A system to regulate fires in the landscape guards against the likelihood of escaped fires and enables TFS to monitor controlled burning during times of increase fire danger in Tasmania. This ensures that fire is managed in the interests of community safety and the safety of Tasmania Fire Service firefighters. Regulating fire also gives protection to landowners who, without appropriate permissions, may be exposed to criminal and civil liability.

The purpose of this survey is to seek input from stakeholders who are affected by the permit system to identify areas of possible improvement in the way we register, monitor and regulate fire in Tasmania.

How long will it take?
There will be 20-46 questions, depending on which parts of the survey are relevant to you.

Most of the questions only require you to tick boxes or to rate your level of agreement with a statement.

The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Will you collect my personal information?
This survey is designed to be anonymous. We will not collect or record your name, IP address, email address or other personal information.
If you choose to provide your name and contact details at the end of the survey, this information will be separated from your survey responses before they are analysed.

What will my answers be used for?
Your answers will assist in identifying what is working with the Fire Permit System and what aspects could be improved.

What if I want to say something that isn’t in the survey?
Some questions provide space for you to include comments if you wish to.

What if I want to find out more about this survey or the Fire Permit System review?
Further information is available by emailing
Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.

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