Now is the time to check your fire preparedness.
Bushfires can strike at any time during the warm spring and summer months in Australia and you don’t need to be living in a rural area to be at danger. While those living in a more rural setting may have fire plans to hand, urban dwellers think they don’t need one. People are often caught in bushfires because they haven’t decided whether, in the case of an emergency, they will stay or go and simply leave the decision too late.
Preparing a fire plan should be as seasonal as spring cleaning, but if you don’t know how to check your fire danger, mark out your nearest escape route, or your local muster point, then take 30 minutes to read the documents for your state and be fire ready.