Deadly bushfires are increasingly becoming a risk in various parts of Australia, particularly during the warmer months.
If you’re living in or near bushland, it’s very crucial that you take measures to safeguard yourself, household and property from the dangers of bushfires.
Here are some worthy tips to safeguard your home against fires this summer.
PREPARE A BUSHFIRE SURVIVAL PLAN
Having an effective bushfire survival plan will help you take action and avoid making unrealistic last minute decisions that could turn detrimental during bushfire incidences.
An effective bushfire survival plan is applicable to:
- Houses within several blocks of bushland
- Any house built in an area prone to bushfires
- Properties not at direct risk but located near a wilderness
- If you’ve to travel through bushland when escaping from the raging bushfires
It’s crucial to check and update your bushfire survival plan every year. Also ensure your family is familiar with the plan in case a fire erupts.
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