It is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bushfire. You need to act decisively in accordance with your Bushfire Survival Plan when bushfires threaten. Your survival depends on your preparations, and the decisions you make.
Prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan and discuss it with your family. One of the most important decisions you need to make to protect you and your family is will you ‘Leave Early’ or ‘Stay and Defend’ a well prepared property. Regardless of your decision, preparation is the key to survival.
Fires can threaten suddenly and without warning so you must be prepared to act without waiting for a warning.
Your life and your family’s lives are always your first priority during bushfires. The safest option is always to be away from a fire, but recognise that a warning may not always be possible.
On days of fire danger rating leaving is the option to ensure you and your families’ survival and on days of Extreme fire danger rating leaving is the safest option.
Failure to take action can result in death or injury to you or your family members.
For information contact your local fire station or visit www.fire.nsw.gov.auor or .
Revised 23 October 2009.
A collaboration of the NSW Fire Brigades, NSW Rural Fire Service, ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service