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Ilparpa swamp rehabilitation plan.



Ilparpa swamp rehabilitation plan.


Henderson, R.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 18/2003




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Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning and the Environment

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Alice Springs


Report ; 18/2003

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Work? are Required? Tim ing issues: DirE (B lOC) AS RAVFB ASFR $320 (2 x 8 hts) $320 (2 x 8hts) DIr E (BFq $100 ASRAVFB $100 ASFR Appropnatc weathcr cond.tions are critical for controlled bums. SIIII wmd condit.ons and Iow lemperatures arc requ.red to cnable burmng to be undcr takcn. Due 10 smoke concerns, light wmds 10 the C;tSI WIll limit controlled bummg due to the proximity of the Old Timers I lome and Olher residences. T rea tment and de tailed methods: 1.0Nl ~ 2 . COllsldenng weather condI tions, suffic.ent fuel loads and secun ty of adl3cenl Coollbah Communl t.es 3 controlled burn III Zone 2 will occur each year and entail: I. Selected Olfeas cOllt3med within a firebreak will be set alight with d rip torches. 2. Fife suppression uni ts consisting o f four two-person 4x4 fire fighting \ehicles and two ASFR fire engines w,1l mOllL lor the burn,ng and control any spot fires that may cseape firebreaks. 3. Further emergcncy personnel will be prc-warned of the actIVity and w,lI be on call If requited. 4. No chemlCal/watenng reagents are 10 be used in fire suppress,on wldlln Ihe swamp or Immed,ale surrounds. ZONE 3 . As i'..onc 3 is separated into Ihree compartments br firebreaks. the compartmcnls should be burnl on a rotational baSIS 10 ensure nati\c Irecs do not gel burnt c\"Cr r year. Small Isolated pockets of h.gh fuel load ,n thc compartments that arc not bemg subJected to a complcle burn WI ll be spot burnt. Consldenng weather conditlOtls and suffiCIent fuel loads a controlled burn on i'..one 3 Will entail: 1 Selected arcas contained within a firebrcak WIll be SCI alight wllh dnp torchcs. 2 F' fC supprcssion umlS consisting of four twO-pcncm 4x4 fire figh ting vehicles and two ASFR fire cngmcs Will momtor thc burning and conlwl any spot fircs thal may escape firebreaks. 3 FUrlher cmergcncy personnclw.ll be pre-wa.med of thc activity and will be 011 call If reqUIred. 4 No chemlCal/w"alenng reagents arc to be uscd in firc suppress,on w.thin Ihe swamp or Immed,ate surrounds. Occupational H ealth and Safe ty issues: F.rsl /\ ,d I-:qUlpmcnt must be made available for all personnel and \"Olunteers part'CLpat lDg ID th.s actl\.ty. Released A P r i I 20 0 3

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