Wildfire fire plans
The fire group promotes the importance of creating and maintaining wildfire fire plans. Wildfire fire plans are an important tool used for planning, preparing and responding to wildfires within the county.
The plans contain key information about an area of land (usually an estate or farm) which can be used when attending a wildfire incident on or near that area of land.
120,000 hectares of land within Northumberland are now covered by fire plans, but there are still areas of land that are not yet covered. To complete a fire plan for your estate or farm, please contact us.
Preparing for & responding to wildfires
In addition to the wildfire fire plans, the Northumberland Fire Group regularly delivers a number other activities that help prepare the county for wildfire incidents.
For example, annual wildfire exercises and the organisation of training courses help to improve and enhance the multi-agency response to wildfires.
Raising awareness of wildfire issues
The group aims to protect local communities, the economy, natural environment and cultural heritage of Northumberland by the reducing the risk of wildfire occurrence.
We communicate across a number of channels to raise awreness and reduce the risks, including:
Why should I join the fire group?
The Northumberland Fire Group exists to save money and protect life, property, rural livelihoods and the environment. At the core of everything the group does, the desire to preserve Northumberland’s unique environmental surrounds is fundamental.
If you or your organisation could be affected by wildfires, then you could benefit from joining the Northumberland Fire Group. The benefits include:
- on-site support to complete your fire plan
- access to training courses related to wildfire and land management burning
- invitations to attend and contribute to annual wildfire training exercises
- invitations to attend fire group meetings to gain information, discuss problems and receive advice on wildfire issues