|Volunteers from Low Ecological Services putting in fire breaks that have already proved crucial in fighting fires to the west of Alice Springs.|
Your fire plan should be simple to follow and known to everyone who is resident on the property. Information about fires in your area can be obtained by listening to ABC Local Radio (783 AM) or by checking the Bushfires NT website.
Land for Wildlife can help you to develop a fire plan for your property, but the important points to cover include;
1. In the event of a fire alert, will you stay on the property or leave - everyone should decide in advance.
2. If you need to evacuate, everyone should travel by the same, pre-determined, safe route.
3. Prevention is better than cure - your fire plan should include all relevant measures to protect your property from being threatened by fire in the first place; fuel reduction burns, fire breaks, and safe access routes.
4. In the event of small spot fires, the fire plan should detail the location of fire-fighting hand appliances and fire extinguishers.
5. The fire plan should have the phone numbers of all relevant emergency authorities that you might need to contact in the event of an emergency.
For more information you can visit the following websites;
|The detailed spatial and temporal fire information that NAFI provides can be very useful in staying abreast of the changing situation at a local level.|