Preparing Yourself and Your Property

Preparing yourself and your Property

Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Danger Season commenced Friday 15th November 2019 and will finish on Thursday 30th April 2020, however this date is subject to change with current weather conditions.

Are You Bushfire Ready?

Credit:  CFS Promotions Unit

Know your risk  -  Prepare your property  -  Reduce flammable vegetation  -  Prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan

Have a plan about what you will do if a bushfire threatens the area - CFS - Prepare your 5 Minute Bushfire Plan 

There are several ways in which a house can burn during a bushfire—radiant heat ahead of the fire front, burning debris and embers falling on the building and direct flame contact.

Research has shown that the biggest cause is sparks and embers landing on or near your home that can trigger a fire well before and for hours after the bushfire has passed.

Please click on the below image to access the comprehensive guide on Bushfire Safety from the CFS:-

Property owners must be bushfire ready.  Being bushfire ready means having a bushfire action plan and knowing whether you would go early or stay and defend your property in the event of a fire.  For more information please click on below links:

Prepare your Home and your Property

Your Bushfire Survival Plan

Prepare for a Fire

Native Vegetation Management

The Facts of Fires - CFS Videos

More information on bushfire action plans and tips to protect your property can be obtained from the CFS website

Alternatively, contact Council’s Fire Prevention Officers on 8563 8444.