Don’t let weather fool you – Fire Danger Period is still on


Even though conditions have been cooler lately, the Fire Danger Period is still in place

Here are some tips for preparing yourself and your property at the risk of a fire:

Plan for all scenarios

Understand your risk and plan ahead.

Know the weather forecast for the coming days; hot, dry and windy days increase the fire danger.

Have a plan for each high risk day, especially Total Fire Ban Days.

Think through the “what ifs”: what will you do if your car won’t start? The wind changes direction? Roads are blocked? Don’t let your plan rest on a last-minute unplanned escape.

Talk to your family and friends about how you’ll know when to leave, where you’ll go and how you will get there.

Prepare your property

A big clean up before the fire season or right now can make a huge difference to the survival of your home in a bushfire, maintaining this work throughout the season is just as important – keep trees, overhanging branches and shrubs to a minimum near your home, particularly around and under windows.

Keep grass, leaf litter, shrubs and any other fuels to a minimum under trees on your property. This will help to reduce the chance of a fire reaching tree canopies, which will reduce embers and the fire intensity near your home.

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