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Bush Fire Safety

Bush Fire Survival Plan Factsheet

Bush Fire Survival Plan

It is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bush fire and to maintain adequate levels of insurance. You need to make a Bush Fire Survival Plan and prepare your property to give yourself, your family and your home the best chance of survival. Click below to download:


Bush Fire and Your Home

Bush Fire and Your Home

While there are elements of bush fire that you cannot control, like the weather, there is a wide range of planning and preparation activities that you can undertake which will dramatically increase the chances of you, your family and your home surviving in the event of a bush fire, including the maintenance of adequate levels of insurance. Click below to download:


Leaving Early Factsheet

Leaving Early Factsheet

The safest option in a bush fire is always to leave early, before the fire threatens. Click below to download:


Staying and Defending Factsheet

Staying and Defending Factsheet

If you are not prepared, staying and defending can be dangerous. Leaving early is your safest option. Click below to download:


Places of Last Resort Factsheet

Places of Last Resort Factsheet

Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) - are a Place of Last Resort for people during a bush fire. They are a last resort if all other options in your Bush Fire Survival Plan cannot be implemented. Click below to download:


Bush Fire Alerts Factsheet

Bush Fire Alerts Factsheet

Where there is a risk from bush fire, Bush Fire Alerts provide information to effected communities using radio, television, the internet or telephones. There are three Bush Fire Alert levels to help you make the right choices for your safety. Click below to download:


Fire Danger Ratings Publications

Fire Danger Rating Factsheet

The Fire Danger Rating (FDR) is an assessment of the potential fire behaviour, the difficulty of suppressing a fire, and the potential impact on the community should a bush fire occur on a given day. The FDR is an early indicator of potential danger and should act as a trigger for action. Click below to download:


Fire Safety for Your Pets

Fire Safety for your Pets Factsheet

What will you do with your pets in the event of a bush fire? Your Bush Fire Survival Plan must include the wellbeing of your animals. Click below to download:


Total Fire Bans Factsheet

Total Fire Ban Factsheet

If you ignore a Total Fire Ban, people may die. Click below to download:


Bush Fire Myths

Bush Fire Myths Factsheet

Knowing the FACTS may save your life. Click below to download:


Grass Fires Factsheet

Grass Fires Factsheet

Grass fires spread quickly and can threaten lives, property, crops and stock. Protect yourself. Click below to download:


Prepare. Act. Survive. Publications

Prepare. Act. Survive.

Wait until the fire is on top of you and you may die. Click below to download:


AIDER Factsheet

AIDER Factsheet

Assistance for Infirm, Disabled and Elderly reidents. A one-off free service to reduce Bush Fire Hazards. Click below to download:


Hotspots Factsheet


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Farm FireWise

Farm FireWise helps NSW rural landholders prepare for and prevent bush fires. Farm FireWise helps you plan ahead to protect yourself, your family and your property from the potential impact of bush and grass fires.

Introduction to Farm FireWise Brochure    Guide to Farm FireWise 
 
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Introduction to Farm FireWise 
   
Guide to Farm FireWise 

 


Inhalation of Bush Fire Smoke Safety Fact Sheet

Posted: 22/11/2006
This fact sheet provides health and safety information relating to the inhalation of bushfire smoke. It was issued by the Sydney West Area Health Service

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Bush FireWise 2 - Trees and Fire Resistance

When designing your garden it is important to consider plant species and their flammability, as well as their placement and arrangement. A well-planned garden can create an Asset Protection Zone, (APZ), for you and your family.

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Bush FireWise 3 - External Sprinkler Systems

This brochure provides guidance on installing a sprinkler system to improve your fire safety. Sprinkler systems, also known as external water spray systems, can add considerable protection to a well-prepared property.

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Lighting a fire - Quick Facts A3

A quick guide to your responsibilities when lighting a fire or undertaking activities that may result in a fire.
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Lighting a fire - Quick Facts A4

A quick guide to your responsibilities when lighting a fire or undertaking activities that may result in a fire.
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Caravan and Camping Bush Fire Safety

Caravan and Camping Bush Fire Safety

Prepare an escape plan. If caught in a bush fire you may die. Click below to download:


Bush Fire Safety for Bushwalkers

Bush Fire Safety for Bushwalkers

Be Prepared. If caught in a bush fire you may die. Click below to download:


Bush Safety for Travellers

Bush Fire Safety for Travellers

Prepare an escape plan. If caught in a bush fire you may die. Click below to download:


Prepare your horse for bush fire

Prepare your horses for bush fire

During bush fires, people put themselves and others at risk attempting to rescue horses at the last minute. Some refuse to evacuate or go to a safe place because of concern about their animals. Click below to download:


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