The QFES Bushfire Preparedness Level (BPL) has increased to level 3 for the Gympie, South Burnett and Cherbourg LGAs from 08:00hrs today, until 18:00 Tuesday 17 November 2020. (Sunshine Coast and Noosa LGAs remain at BPL level 2.)
- Level 1 – Normal operational business and conditions are such that it does not require any additional planning.
- Level 2 – There is a predicted heightened increase in fire danger that may have an impact on operations. Level 2 includes Level 1 normal response protocols with a heightened awareness of High to Very High fire danger predictions and the checking of regional equipment and resources to ensure operational readiness.
- Level 3 – There is a predicted Very High to Severe fire danger. This may coincide with a single fire weather event or be associated with days of worsening fire weather conditions, which may follow a long period of rainfall deficiency or fire activity. Level 3 will require consideration for an increase to initial response and may also require additional resources to be prepared for duty. All available additional resources should be verified.