Plan and Prepare

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BUSH FIRE SURVIVAL PLAN

Getting ready for a bush fire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a fire,you could save their lives, as well as your home.

  1. DISCUSS WHAT TO DO IF A BUSH FIRE THREATENS YOUR HOME  

Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focussed.


2. PREPARE YOUR HOME AND GET IT READY FOR BUSHFIRE SEASON


There are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bushfire like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your h

3. KNOW THE BUSHFIRE ALERT


If there is a fire in your area you will find the alert level on the NSW RFS website and in ‘Fires near me’ app. You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do.


4. KEEP ALL THE BUSH FIRE INFORMATION NUMBERS, WEBSITES AND THE SMARTPHONE APP


In a bushfire it’s important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area.



http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/



PREPARE YOUR HOME

HERE ARE SOME BASIC MAINTENANCE TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR PROPERTY


  1. Clean gutters
  2. Install metal gutter guards
  3. Repair damaged or missing tiles on roof
  4. Install fine metal mesh screens on windows and doors
  5. Fit seals around doors and windows to eliminate gaps
  6. Enclose the areas under the house
  7. Repair or cover gaps in external walls
  8. Attach a fire sprinkler system to gutters
  9. Keep lawns shorts and gardens well maintained 
  10. Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging buildings 
  11. Clean up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around property 
  12. Have hoses long enough to reach around your house
  13. If you have a pool, tank or dam, put a Static Water Supply (SWS) sign on you property entrance, so firefighters know where they can get water.
  14. Check and maintain adequate levels of home and contents insurance. Ensure it is up to date.

BURNING OFF DURING FIRE SEASON

NO  PERMIT = NO BURNING !!!!!


During the bush fire danger period, you cannot conduct any burning activity without the issue of a fire permit through the RFS. Please contact brigade Captain for the legal requirements.


IT IS AN OFFENCE TO LEAVE A FIRE UNATTENDED