Rod Rose is Senior Principal – Bushfire with Eco Logical Australia (part of the international Tetra Tech Group). He has more than 45 years in bushfire planning and management and is a leader in this and related fields in Australia. In addition to his bushfire-related academic qualifications, he has managed over 1600 bushfires, including many declared emergencies.
He specialises in bushfire protection design for high-value built assets; including critical infrastructure, new suburbs and townships, hospitals, education facilities, historic buildings and highly vulnerable sites/buildings.
He is also one of the most experienced and competent wildfire management planners for natural areas including conservation reserves, water catchments, timber reserves and complex multi-use outdoor recreation areas.
Rod works extensively with Architects and designers around Australia and is well known for his pragmatic, scientific approach to site assessment and risk analysis. His advanced application of a wide range of bushfire models offers designers greater flexibility for buildings and best possible BAL ratings.
Rod won the Fire Protection Association of Australasia 2019 National Award for Excellence in Bushfire Protection.