BUSHFIRE READY TIPS
Prepare your property and clear the immediate area around your home by pruning trees, cutting long grass, clearing your gutters and removing rubbish.
Install a mesh guard on your airconditioner and block any gaps under floor spaces, in the roof and under eaves to keep sparks and embers out.
Use the 5-minute Fire Chat to decide on your bushfire plan and enact it early to avoid making lastminute decisions that could prove deadly.
Have an emergency kit ready to go in case you are evacuated or cut off during a bushfire, including essential supplies such as a radio, spare batteries, torch, first aid kit, woollen blanket, water and nonperishable food.
During a bushfire people should stay alert to their surroundings by checking the Emergency WA website, calling 13 DFES (133 337), following DFES on Facebook and Twitter, and listening to radio and local news bulletins.
If there is a fire nearby, don’t wait for a text message or for a knock on the door. If you see smoke or flames, take action immediately to survive.
For more information on how to prepare for bushfires, visit firechat.wa. gov.au.