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Rural Fire Research


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Scion’s Rural Fire Research Group is New Zealand's only provider of specialist fire research expertise in rural and forest landscapes. Scion develop’s the science and technology needed to protect life and property, and to manage fire in the landscape.

Understanding how fires are likely to behave in different weather conditions, terrain and fuel types, and the factors affecting public and fire-fighter safety is essential to fire management and prevention.

Over the past 17 years Scion has developed a range of tools and guidelines now widely used by fire managers in making effective decisions regarding fire-fighter and community safety.

We also work closely with bushfire researchers at CSIRO in Australia to provide world-class support for fire management agencies.

For more Information:

Latest Fire Research Findings