Understanding the terrain is crucial for fire management agencies and communities to plan and develop effective strategies to mitigate and respond to bushfires. It helps in determining where to allocate resources, establish containment lines, and understand the potential risks presented by the surrounding landscape.
The steepness of a slope under bushfire prone vegetation will influence how fast the bushfire spreads. For example, fire spreads around double the speed for each 5 degree increase in slope.
You can use the calculator below to determine the slope of land and how that will affect your bushfire risk.