Bush fires happen every summer. They can start
suddenly and without warning. People have been killed or seriously injured, and
homes destroyed during bushfires. If you live in or near bush, fire is a real
risk to you and your family.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) encourages people living in high bushfire risk areas to have a 5 minute fire chat with their family, friends and/or neighbours to discuss what you will do in the event of a bushfire.
Your 5 minute fire chat will cover three key questions:
- When will you know to leave?
The next step is to answer six simple questions in order to identify the most suitable Bushfire Plan for you and your family. From here you can download key bushfire preparedness resources including:
To select a Bushfire Plan for you and your family, or to view additional information and links to further resources, visit the DFES website's Fire Chat page.