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We engaged Brett to conduct vegetation management and a BAL assessment while we were having planning difficulties with the Council, CFS and other agencies. Brett’s expert advice and vast knowledge is allowing us to progress with our build and obtain a BAL rating that accurately matches the risk our property presents. His BAL assessment report is one of the most detailed and thorough reports I have seen compared to other agencies we have been dealing with. Brett was professional, on time and performed the required work at short notice and to a high standard that we were after.
I would highly recommend to anyone building in a high bushfire area, requiring BAL assessment or vegetation control to contact him first before approaching anyone else.
Working on Fire is a national company operating throughout Australia. We only employ and support consultants who have the highest of skill and integrity. When we approached SA Bushfire Solutions to help us with some projects in Northern Australia it came about because of his knowledge and ability to work in remote areas with no supervision We would have no hesitation to recommend and use SA Bushfire Solutions into the future.
Brett was awesome, his no nonsense approach and plan really cut through. We are now fully informed. After actioning his plan we can lower our BAL rating and so save thousands in “over” building costs.
If you are in the final planning stages of a build, I would definitely call SA Bushfire solutions before you submit to Council & call CFS etc.
We engaged Brett to reassess our BAL after the CFS determined it had gone up significantly 3 years later (even though we had less vegetation than our original assessment!) With great advice from Brett, we were able to lower the BAL to less than the original!!
I have no hesitation in recommending Brett.
Brett Stephens professional approach and exceptional knowledge of Bushfire risk, safety, property management and preparedness is second to none. He offers a unique and specialised service to clients and highly recommend SA Bushfire Solutions.
I worked with Brett to deliver a community engagement process for a local Council who were developing a Bushfire Management Plan. I was constantly impressed with the knowledge, professionalism and expertise in the area of Bushfire prevention. Brett has a wealth of knowledge and experience in fire management that can’t be beaten. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again and would highly recommend their services to anyone requiring sound knowledge and advice in the area of bushfire prevention.
Claridge Construction engaged Brett Stephens to undertake a BAL Re-assessment on a very difficult site in the Adelaide Hills. The net outcome was the Private Certifier signing off on a reduction in BAL Rating from BAL40 to BAL29 and that saved our client almost $100,000 on that project. Brett was consultative, proactive, competent and persevering with several generations of inspections and documentation until we got the outcome. Cannot recommend SA Bushfire Solutions highly enough.
On the 6th July 2018 Director/Trainer Brett Stephens from SA Bush Fire Solution conducted fire Management and aerial incendiary training to the Bulgul Rangers and the Wodikapildiyerr Rangers on the Bulgul Land Trust in the Northern Territory.
The training provided was to 9 Indigenous Rangers and was a mixture of men and women. As the Ranger Coordinator for the Bulgul Rangers I found Brett’s knowledge and expertise in fire management and aerial incendiary to be excellent and the training provided to be very informative, inclusive and hands-on and relevant to the line of work we as a ranger group do during our fires season.
Brett’s style of teaching was very easy to understand and showed his passion in what he does. He took his time with students that have English as second language, Brett showed patience and respectfulness for indigenous culture where it was needed.
If the opportunity were to arise again to use SA Bush Fire Solution Training I would not hesitate and would gladly recommend him to provide training for any business or company in Fire Management and aerial incendiary Training.
We recently had Brett from Bushfire Solutions do an assessment. From our first conversation through to the completion of the work Brett was efficient, friendly and very knowledgeable. We were very happy with the work he did, and I would definitely recommend him.
I would like to thank Brett Stephens for his time on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands teaching & training Anangu rangers in aerial fire management and using the latest aerial incendiary machine the R3, training covered the following units:
PUAFIR209B – Work safely around aircraft
PUAFIR312B – Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft
Safe use and operation of the R3
Recently Brett revisited the lands after an earlier stint in Sept. 2017 his patience and determination in ensuring Anangu rangers fully understood their training and how important it is in terms of safety, variations in weather conditions, adapting to & more importantly listening to the cultural needs & potential concerns of the Anangu traditional owners was superb, all that participated in the activities had taken away good learning’s that will remain with them for some time to come, Brett is an excellent trainer and has so much more to offer not in aerial fire management but possesses excellent knowledge in vegetation, fire behaviour, and how to read the land during and after fire management exercises.
As an employer I would utilise the excellent services of his company as required and to this day have approached Brett to further support training, planning and strategic fire management on the APY lands.
Brett was great, very happy with service and up front honesty. I would recommend him to anyone needing help.