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List name and contact details to remember your:

Leaving?

Who will leave early:

- Bushfire Evacuation Kit

Staying?

Who will stay:​

 
 
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Your Bushfire Survival Plan

Your household details:

Leaving?

Who will leave early:


Staying:

Who will stay:

Plan for livestock and pets?

Tune in to warnings

Don't assume you'll receive a warning as a fire approaches and don't assume a fire crew will be available to assist every home. It's up to you to monitor conditions, know what the Fire Danger Rating is each day and to tune in to local media including radio, social media and websites.

Get your Bushfire Evacuation Kit out

Long sleeve shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Jeans
Jeans
Boots
Boots
Hat
Hat
Safety goggles
Safety goggles
Bottled water (enough for all)
Bottled water (enough for all)
Battery-operated Radio
Battery-operated Radio
Batteries
Batteries
Mobile phone & charger
Mobile phone & charger
Blankets (natural fibres)
Blankets (natural fibres)
Passports & birth certificates
Passports & birth certificates
Wallets/Purses
Wallets/Purses
Medications
Medications
Family photos, valuables & documents
Family photos, valuables & documents
Children's toys
Children's toys

Complete your preparation for the approaching fire

Whether you are staying or leaving, there are some basic precautions you can take to help protect your property from a fire well before the fire front arrives.

  • Move cars to a safe location
  • Remove garden furniture, door mats and other items
  • Close windows and doors and shut blinds
  • Take down curtains and move furniture away from windows
  • Seal gaps under doors and windows with wet towels
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them (leash, cage, or secure room) and provide water
  • Block downpipes (at the top) and fill gutters with water if possible
  • Wet down the sides of buildings, decks and close shrubbery in the likely path of the bushfire
  • Wet down fine fuels close to buildings
  • Turn on garden sprinklers for 30 minutes before the bushfire arrives
  • Fill containers with water - baths, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins
  • Tune in to warnings to monitor local radio, websites or social media for updates
  • Put on protective clothing
  • Drink lots of water.

What steps will you take as the fire front arrives?

As the fire front arrives:

  • Disconnect hose and fittings and bring inside
  • Go inside for shelter
  • Drink lots of water
  • Shelter in your house on the opposite side of the approaching fire
  • Patrol and check for embers inside, particularly in the roof space
  • Check on family and pets
  • Maintain a means of escape
  • Continually monitor conditions.

After the fire front has passed, check for small spot fires and burning embers:

  • Inside the roof space
  • Under floor boards
  • Under the house space
  • On verandahs and decks
  • On window ledges and door sills
  • In roof lines and gutters
  • In garden beds and mulch
  • In wood heaps
  • Around outdoor furniture.

Have a contingency plan and be ready to implement it.

What's your contingency?


What's your trigger for acting on it?


Is there a local Neighbourhood Safer Place?



Bushfire Emergency Kit

Long sleeve shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Jeans
Jeans
Boots
Boots
Hat
Hat
Safety goggles
Safety goggles
Smoke mask
Smoke mask
Gloves
Gloves
Bottled water (enough for all)
Bottled water (enough for all)
Battery-operated Radio
Battery-operated Radio
Batteries
Batteries
Torch
Torch
First aid kit
First aid kit
Medications
Medications
Towels
Towels
Blankets (natural fibres)
Blankets (natural fibres)
Ladder
Ladder
Shovel
Shovel
Mop
Mop
Bucket
Bucket
Hoses
Hoses
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Knapsack sprayer
Knapsack sprayer


Notes:

Now print your Bushfire Survival Plan and keep it in a safe place ready for action at short notice. Share with family and friends.

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