Posted on 18/11/2014 by Andrew Johns
Is your home prepared in case a bushfire should occur?
With the start of summer officially just a couple of weeks away, the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) are warning home owners to make sure they have a bushfire plan in place.
Being prepared for a bushfire can help save you and your family’s lives, your property and your livelihood.
Remember - bushland does not just mean trees and forest, it also means areas of scrub and grassland, found in both suburban and regional areas.
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, then bushfire is a real risk to you and your family.
DFES recommend the following precautions to be taken immediately to ensure your home isn't vulnerable to bushfires:
With just two weeks left of spring, make sure the following tasks are completed before summer begins:
Once summer hits, remain vigilant by:
With a bushfire plan safely in place, you can sit back and relax while enjoying the beautiful Perth summer!
For more information about how you can protect your home from bushfires this summer, visit dfes.wa.gov.au or call DFES Community Engagement on 9395 9816. The DFES website also has some excellent bushfire plans resources and guides which you can download for free.
(article sourced from REIWA.com)