Buildings and Bushfires-Improving the Chances of Survival

Australia, 1988

Film
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Bushfires are an inevitable hazard in Australia. The tranquillity of the bush belies its potential to burn fiercely when conditions are suitable. This program shows how bushfires start fires in buildings, how embers, radiation and flame, aided by wind cause ignition and destruction of buildings; that embers are the most important means of ignition; that well-designed buildings have a very good chance of survival; and that such buildings will provide a safer place of refuge for people in bushfires.

Credits

co-producer

University of Melbourne

Television Production Unit

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35671

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Building - Safety measures

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forest fires

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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