Pets are family too

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  Pets needs are often forgotten and left to the last minute because they don’t know how to remind you to plan for them too. Understand that not all emergency shelters can safely accommodate animals so it’s best to plan … Continued

Build an Emergency Box

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Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, from the common blackout to a multi-day evacuation. Your box is your go to place for all of these. But what is an Emergency Box? You’ve probably guessed it right – it’s a box … Continued

Your personal Grab Bag

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Each member of your family should have their own personal grab bag.  This bag contains your stuff. Stuff can be helpful to ease the stress of evacuation, especially for the kids. At the end of this article we’ve included a fun activity … Continued

What does a bush fire sound like?

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What conditions should you expect if you stay and defend your home? People who have stayed to defend their home during a bushfire describe the experience as “terrifying, hot and noisy”, “Sounds like a freight train” – It’s hard to imagine … Continued

Should I stay, or should I go?

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Some things to think about If you plan to evacuate – make sure you go early and choose a place out of the risk area. Places you could go might be a friend or relative’s house, or a shopping centre away … Continued

Dressing for success (and safety)

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The usual Friday night dilemma, ‘What should I wear?’   So let’s start with dressing for safety and comfort so you will be ready to meet some of the toughest challenges you could ever be faced with. We want to give … Continued

Rediscover Your Area

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Grab a hat, pop on the walking boots, time to check out your patch. TASK: Hazard Spotting Wearing your honorary firefighter helmet, take a walk around your local area and look upon it as a bush firefighter does. Take a pen and … Continued

Location, Location, Location

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Real estate agents know it! Knowing the location of a wildfire in relation to where you are is critical when deciding whether to evacuate, stay where you are or move to a safer place. Typical sources of information are TV, radio, the … Continued