A preliminary review of the Tasmanian Fire Service's response to the January bushfires has found the state learnt from the Victorian bushfires Royal Commission.

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council is reviewing the planning, response, management and resourcing during the recent fires.

A team of investigators is in Hobart for two weeks as part of the review.

The council's Alan Ellis says firefighters had the advantage of having several days to prepare their response to what was one of the hottest days on record.

He says lessons from Victoria's Black Saturday fires were also helpful.

"The Tasmanian Fire Service has been quite proactive with regards to the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission outcomes," he said.

"They've looked at what's applicable here, and from our preliminary reading they've implemented a lot of the findings from that."

Mr Ellis believes the fire service did a good job of communicating warnings to residents.

"The Tasmanian Fire Service was able to get the community through that without loss of life and with a reduced loss of buildings and homes."

"So on face value, in comparison with history, it would suggest that the organisation with their partner agencies did a very, very good job."

The report is expected to be completed by the end of March.

 

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