Fire Action Week feature
THE RIGHT TIME TO PREPARE
IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE READY THIS SUMMER.
Prepare your property, fire plan and emergency kit now. The reasons are black and white. 1. Plan what you’ll do in the event of a fire, talk to your household and know where to access information on high risk days.
2. Keep grass short. Fire can ignite and travel quickly through long grass.
3. Get rid of dry grass, leaves, twigs and loose bark around your home. 4. Remove or prune shrubs near windows and under branches of mature trees. 5. Cut back overhanging tree branches close
to property – no branches within 10 metres. 6. Keep gutters and roof areas clear
of leaf litter (if you are physically able to). 7. Remove all materials from around the
home that could burn, such as boxes, furniture and woodpiles.