Bushfire Survival Plan for Tasmania
PREPARE NOW FOR BUSH FIRES – NOT WHEN THE FIRE ARRIVES
Equipment to Protect Your Home from Bush Fire Ember Attack
Bush Fire Sprinklers to help extinguish embers
Fire Rated Gutter Guard to stop embers entering under the roof
Bush Fire Survival Plan in Tasmania can help protect you and your family and prepare for a bushfire emergency. Therefore, read the Tas Fire Service Bush Fire Survival Plan and put their suggestions into practice. Doing so can help save your life in the event of an bushfire emergency. Also, know the nearest safe haven and safest route to get there. When instructed to leave your property when a bush fire is near do so immediately do not argue. Also if you live in fire prone areas it is vital you carry at all times a Woollen Fire Blanket and a Survival Go Bag. This can assist if fleeing or you are trapped in a bush fire.
Some of the Equipment needed to stay and defend: Water tanks, fire pumps, fire hoses, bush fire sprinklers, bush fire foam and eductor unit, bush fire jacket, trousers, smoke mask, goggles, helmet, boots, gloves, torch, water hydration back pack, bush fire rake, communications just to name a few.
If you are planning to stay and defend your property you will need the above personal bush fire apparel and Fire Fighting Equipment. Bushfire embers are like being showered from massive sparks from a grinder with driving winds. Uncontrollable wild winds can be excess of 100km or more. Protective clothing to cover you body and eyes are vital if you are to survive. The smoke the fire will produce will choke you. You need a good quality smoke mask so you don’t choke.
Gutter guard will help stop bushfire embers from entering you roof space. This is how most houses burn down in a bush fire. Bush fire sprinklers will help extinguish the embers. Having curtains closed and windows taped up can help the glass from exploding inside the house on you.
Having the bath and sinks filled with water, damp towels plugging doors, mops to extinguish fire in the roof space are just some ways to protect yourself. Just some further things for your Bush Fire Survival Plan.
Further Ways to Prepare for Bush Fire Season in Tasmania:
1: Clean your Gutters
2: Remove all leaves and also combustible materials from your property
3: Cut grass and also trim trees
4: Install a Water Tank, Fire Pump, Hoses and Bush Fire Roof Sprinklers
5: Seal all Gaps to stop embers entering your house
6: Install metal mesh screens on windows and security doors
7: Have appropriate clothing to wear, Woollen Fire Blanket and Survival Go Bag
8: Have buckets for water and mops inside your house
9: Fill up bath and sinks with water, dampen towels use to keep cool and stop smoke coming through doors
10: Tape Windows in a Cross Method and Close Curtains when under Ember Attack or Fire Front
Clothing Needed for Bush Fire Survival Plan to Protect Yourself When Defending Your Home
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURVIVING BUSH FIRES IN TASMANIA
IF YOU ARE STAYING AND DEFENDING YOUR HOME MAKE SURE YOUR LIFE IS NOT AT THREAT, SAFE TO DO SO, YOUR HOUSE AND YOU ARE FULLY PREPARED, YOU HAVE THE APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, KNOWLEDGE, YOU ARE FIT AND MENTALLY PREPARED AND TRAINED TO DO SO. OTHERWISE LEAVE EARLY OR WHEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY THE VARIOUS AUTHORITIES.
Please Note: All Information provided in this Bush Fire Survival Plan is for a guide only as all situations and locations require different responses. All scenarios cannot be covered. We are not responsible for anything you decide to do or your actions when a Bush Fire or any Emergency occurs. If you live in a Bushfire prone area it is vital you carry a Woolen Fire Blanket and Survival Go Bag in your car.