How fireproof is your plan?
Last summer’s bush fires destroyed 2,476 homes and claimed 26 lives.
The fires taught us many lessons about the importance of having a plan and being prepared.
Bush fire season is here and it’s important you take the time now to get ready. It can take as little as five minutes to make your plan. Discuss it with your family so you know what you’ll do in the event of a fire.
OUR CURRENT PLAN IS
One of the most important things to do before a bush fire is to decide what you will do if one should start.
WHO ARE WE PUTTING AT RISK?
Will any children, dependants, elderly or sick members in your household leave early?
WILL WE COPE IN A BUSH FIRE SITUATION?
Are all members of your household mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to protect your home for hours, even days at a time? It will be hot, smoky and chaotic - you may not receive assistance from firefighters.
ARE WE ARE ABLE TO PREPARE OUR PROPERTY?
A well prepared property is vital to increasing its chances of survival during a bush fire.
WILL WE BE EQUIPPED?
Are you committed to acquiring the necessary firefighting equipment - including an Emergency Kit with protective clothing?
You answered 'No' or 'Unsure' to one or more of the questions, which means you must…
Your Safest Choice.
You answered 'Yes' to all of the questions which means you can…
Decide to Stay.
Only if You're Well Prepared.
Your safest choice.
Decide to stay!
Only if you’re well prepared.
DOES EVERYONE AGREE?
Have you discussed these decisions with everyone in your household?
It is important that you discuss your plan with all members of the household and agree to it.
The NSW RFS recommends that you discuss your current plan with your household to ensure it is still suitable for your circumstances.