Whether you live in the city, on the urban fringe or in regional or rural Queensland, it is essential you have a Bushfire Survival Plan.
Your bushfire survival plan details how you’ll prepare and what action you will take if threatened by a bushfire. A well-prepared home has an increased chance of survival in a bushfire.
During a large-scale event, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) will not be able to place a fire truck at every property so it is therefore even more important to have a solid plan in place.
The first step is simple, make a commitment to do it! Your plan must be written down and practised regularly and should take into consideration the ages and physical capabilities of everyone in your household including children and elderly residents.
Your plan needs to take into account what you will do based on the Fire Danger Rating (see page 3). On days of catastrophic and extreme fire weather the QFRS advises that people leave the area well in advance of any fire (the night before or early in the morning is recommended). So you need to decide under what conditions you will stay (if any) and when it would be best to leave well in advance of a fire.
Children, the elderly and those who are vulnerable are advised to leave well before a bushfire threatens and should not be part of any plans to stay with your property.
For information and advice about Bushfire Survival Plans, prepare your bushfire survival plan click please download the BUSHFIRE SURVIVAL PLAN leaflet - good preparation is the key to survival and the protection of your property.