Prepare for Bushfire
An unprepared property is not only at risk itself, but may also present an increased danger for neighbours. Here are some things you can do:
The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission Interim report recommended that people need a range of options to increase their safety in the event of bushfire.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) recommend that all people living in a bushfire prone area have a personal Bushfire Survival Plan. This document about Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) should be read in conjunction with the Bushfire Survival Plan guidelines.
When a bushfire threatens, whether your decision is to leave early or stay and defend your property, you should use an NSP only in the event that your Bushfire Survival Plan fails. In other words, an NSP is a place of last resort.
An NSP is a local open space or building where people may gather, as a last resort, to seek shelter from a bushfire. Use of an NSP may be your contingency plan when:
Permit to Light a Fire
Permits are required if you intend to burn any area or stack that is 2 meters in any direction. Permits are FREE. See the RFS website for more information about Permit to Light, contact the Fire Warden (Dave) on 0417 601 580.