On the day of a fire
Put away garden furniture and door mats. Clear your decks and verandahs so there is nowhere for an ember to start a fire.
Move your barbecue gas bottle away from the house or other buildings and point the vent away from combustible materials. Find out more from Elgas.
Cover your wood pile to prevent embers and debris falling in the pile. Secure tin sheets or canvas tarpaulins so they won't blow away and become a danger to others.
Water matters! Fill bins and large tubs so there is a ready source of water for ember defence. Mains water pressure is often lost during a fire. We'll cover this topic in more detail in Week 5.
Clear hydrants: Make sure they are clear of grass and dirt and debris and are not hidden by shrubs or bushes.
If you can’t do these things yourself, there are professional yard maintenance services that can help.
Need some motivation?
You may also be eligible for help through the AIDER program. Find out more:
Invite your friends, family or neighbours over for a working bee - not many will say no to a cuppa, BBQ or a good hearty soup for a reward - and they might learn something from you too.
Download this activity sheet and print it out. Compare the Good House & Bad House and spot the good and bad things!
Why not show us your best colouring-in this Sunday at Leura Markets!
Come and see us this Sunday at Leura Markets
We'll be at Leura Public School from 9:30am. While you're there have a go of Splosh the Spot and meet our mascot Hairy Mop!
Photo by Helen Flint
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