Queensland has recently experienced significant bushfires in many parts of the State, reinforcing that preparation is key to survival.
There are simple steps you can take like clearing gutters, reducing vegetation around the home and ensuring there is adequate access to your property. It’s also important that you complete your Bushfire Survival Plan so you and your loved ones are prepared if bushfire strikes.
During bushfire season, it’s important to know what’s going on in your area. Even if you don’t live anywhere near bushland, make sure you tune into warnings, local media and QFES social media.
Visit the Rural Fire Service website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au for more information on preparing for bushfires. For up to date bushfire information, visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map/Pages/default.aspx.
It is common for young people to be curious about fire; however, this curiosity can become risky if it leads to unsupervised play with matches or lighters, lighting fires, or experimenting with aerosol cans and homemade bombs. If you have any concerns about your child’s involvement with fire, contact your local fire station, call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or visit www.qfes.qld.gov.au/fff.