Do you know how to keep your family safe if there is a bushfire?
The middle of a bush fire is no time to start thinking about what you should do. Having a Bush Fire Survival Plan will help you avoid making last minute decisions that could be deadly.
Your Bush Fire Survival Plan outlines what you need to do to prepare yourself, your family, your pets and what actions each member of your family will need to do to be safe.
Everyone’s Bush Fire Survival Plan will be different - the important thing is that it works for you and your family.
A good plan will consider the different situations you may be faced with and what you will do if things go wrong.
In a bush fire, the situation can change quickly and your plan should cover this.
Make sure everyone in your family knows and understands your Bush Fire Survival Plan.
Practice it regularly and keep it where you can find it.
Download your Bush Fire Survival Plan today at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and for more information please call 1800 NSW RFS.
Prepare. Act. Survive.
Make an informed decision on whether you will leave early or stay and defend your property.
Understand your level of risk. Knowing your level of risk means you will be able to make the safest decision for you and your family.
Prepare your property. A well prepared property is more likely to survive a bush fire even if you leave early.
Prepare a back up plan. Sometimes, no matter prepared you are, things don’t go to plan. That’s why, whether how well you plan to leave early or stay and defend, you need a back up plan.
Check that you have adequate insurance to cover your property from damage from a bush fire.
Act quickly. Some fires start and spread so quickly that there is no time for any waiting at all.
Have a trigger to put your Bush Fire Survival Plan into action with little warning.
Hesitating or adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach could have deadly consequences for you and your family.