Tools for bushfire consultants

Flamesol is owned by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and is the leading provider of online tools and calculators for Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessors and Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) practitioners.

"Method 1" Bushfire Attack Level lookup tool

The Bushfire Attack Level lookup tool (BAL lookup tool) is an AS 3959-2009 Method 1 lookup tool which will determine the relevant BAL using the simplified procedure in AS 3959.

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"Method 2" Bushfire Attack Level calculator

The Bushfire Attack Level calculator (BALc) is an AS 3959-2009 Method 2 (Appendix B) calculator which will determine a radiant heat exposure level and BAL. The BALc allows for all basic and advanced inputs to be modified as required.

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Minimum Distance calculator

The Minimum Distance calculator (MDc) is an AS3959-2009 Method 2 (Appendix B) based calculator which will determine the minimum distances required to achieve a range of different radiant heat levels (represented by BAL's). The MDc allows for all basic and advanced inputs to be modified as required.

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Radiant Heat Barrier calculator

The Radiant Heat Barrier calculator (RHBc) is an AS3959-2009 Method 2 (Appendix B) based calculator which will determine an exposure level and BAL when there is a radiant heat barrier (fence, other building etc) between the threat and asset. The RHBc allows for all basic and advanced inputs to be modified as required.

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Want full access?

We offer two simple 12 month access packages to the full versions of the above tools and these are shown in the table below.

Please note that the Standard Package is only available to regulators, individuals who have Bushfire Planning & Design Accreditation or company's who employ such an individual. Company or regulator access includes access for up to 4 individuals per subscription.

  Starter Package Standard Package
(see above note)
Method 1 BAL lookup tool
Method 2 BAL calculator
(inputs restricted to slope, vegetation, FDI/GFDI and fuel loads)
Method 2 based 'minimum distance' BAL calculator
(inputs restricted to slope, vegetation, FDI/GFDI and fuel loads)
Method 2 based 'radiant heat barrier' BAL calculator
 

$195

($160 for corporate members of FPA Australia)

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$375

($295 for corporate members of FPA Australia)

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