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Bushfire Consultants and getting your strategy right - Part 2: Jeff Dau, Ember Bushfire Consulting - Episode 07 (Season 12 - REBUILD + BUILD BETTER)

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Rebuild + Build Better | Podcast Season 12 | Undercover Architect

This season will help you learn how to rebuild after bushfires, and build better homes wherever you are located (and what every type of build or renov 
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This episode is Part 2 of my conversation with Jeff Dau, from Ember Bushfire Consulting. 

In this episode, I’ll be talking more with Jeff about building and renovating in bushfire prone areas, or on land that has a bushfire overlay. 

Specifically, we’ll be discussing how to manage a BAL 40 or BAL Flame Zone rating, understanding distances to vegetation, sprinkler systems, and some of the other strategies you can use in building well in these areas. Plus other info I know you’ll find helpful.

If you haven’t listened to Part 1, pause this podcast, and head back do that now. We’ll be here when you get back. 

Otherwise, let’s dive into Part 2 now.


Jeff Dau, is a Bushfire Consultant with Ember Bushfire Consulting.

EMBER Bushfire Consultants are a team of qualified, accredited and experienced fire industry professionals. They are all accredited Bushfire Consultants under the Fire Protection Association of Australia accreditation scheme, and their accreditation is your assurance that their knowledge and advice is current and that our delivery of service is of the highest level.

Co-Founder, Jeff Dau, has had 23 years of experience as a professional in the fire services industry. Jeff has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science) and two Graduate Diplomas being Fire Safety Engineering and Bushfire Protection.

Ember takes a “whole of life” approach, offering consulting services for all stages of development. This includes a range of consulting services focussed on assessing new development and construction on Bushfire Prone Land, and prescribing bushfire protection measures to minimise the potential impact of bushfires on life and property.

Ember services local government areas across the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains, South West Slopes and South Coast in NSW. 

So, let’s hear more from Jeff now.

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