NZ Fire behaviour toolkit

Fire behaviour toolkit

This user-friendly software package incorporates the fuel and fire behaviour models developed by Scion's Rural Fire Research group

The Toolkit is comprised of a number of separate modules, each of which was developed for different purposes and levels of use, including the Fire Behaviour Calculator, Fire Behaviour Worksheet, Firebreak Effectiveness and Fire Intensity/Flame Length calculators, Fire Behaviour Rules of Thumb and Resource Productivity guides

This version incorporates an electronic version of the Guide to New Zealand Fuels. This is a technical guide for selecting the most appropriate fuel type for fire behaviour predictions. It provides users with a better understanding of how the fire behaviour models differ from one another, and will therefore aid in making the correct selection for fire behaviour predictions.

Latest software

The latest software update (v is now available [255 Mb exe]

NZ Fire Behaviour Toolkit User Guide [1.3 Mb PDF]

Toolkit requirements

The NZ Fire Behaviour Toolkit will run on any computer that supports Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or later. The .NET Framework is a development and execution environment that can be used by many Windows-based applications. A compatible .NET Framework comes pre-installed on Windows 10 v1507 and can be installed on Windows Vista or later.

If not already installed, the latest .NET Framework is available for download from the Microsoft website:

To install and operate NZ Fire Behaviour Toolkit on Windows XP, please contact the Scion rural fire research group for instructions.

In addition, to access some NZ Fire Behaviour Toolkit reference material, a PDF viewer is also required.