|While idyllic for most of the year, living in a bushland setting can be dangerous at
the peak of the bushfire season.
The key to survival is planning: is your home defendable against bushfire attack? Will
you stay to defend your home, or leave early while it's still safe to travel on roads in the
A simple plan to prepare your home to withstand bushfire and the action to be taken by the family when threatened could be the difference between life and death.
|Of all the elements that contribute to bushfire severity:
Dealing with the bushfire fuel on your land is a vital part of your survival plan.
In the report of the Inquests into the 1997 Dandenong Ranges fires, State Coroner Graeme
Johnstone recommends that "Individual home-owners should be encouraged to undertake a detailed
professional risk assessment on their property."
Community Safety Services' John Nicholson will carry out a fire risk assessment of your property, then help you develop your bushfire survival plan based on the risk assessment.
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