A small Central Highlands community has joined forces to mitigate bushfire risk to their properties.
About five years ago a bushfire approached the Jackeys Marsh community from the west, coming unusually close to properties and sparking concern among residents.
Since then Friends of Jackeys Marsh members have been working with Tasmania Fire Service as part of the Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods program to establish a water tank trailer project.
The community bushfire risk is high due to only having one road in and out, limited mobile phone reception and no reticulated water.
Friends of Jackeys Marsh president Darryl Peacock said controlled burns were important to make properties safer, so the group wanted to help alleviate people's stress about the process.
An enormous amount of work went into researching, getting council approval and applying for grants for the fire trailer project, as well as injecting their own money into the resource.
Jackeys Marsh now has a purpose-built water tank trailer with two modified shipping containers to house it, a 10,000 litre water tank for fire fighting use and resources and equipment for using the water tank trailer all located in a central part of the community.
The equipment will be available as a safety precaution when residents conduct controlled burns.
"We have a meeting area now where this equipment lives, so it can hopefully be the seeds to engender a more community minded spirit," Mr Peacock said.
TFS North and North-West community development officer Suzette Harrison said it was encouraging to see communities taking responsibility in managing their fire risk levels.