How fireproof is your plan?
Most people have a plan for what they will do during a bush fire. Unfortunately, not every plan will withstand the test of a bush fire.
Take 5 minutes to improve or make a plan that will give your property, your family and yourself the best chance of survival should you be threatened by a bush 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, dependents, 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.