During summer, it’s important that you’re prepared to protect your family and reduce the impact of a bushfire on your home. In this article, we outline the steps you can take to be prepared for a bushfire now.

Be prepared

Regardless of where you live, everyone should know what to do in the event of a fire to help minimise the threat to yourself, your home and your loved ones.

A well-prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire.

Here are some basic maintenance tips to prepare your property1:

  • Clear your gutters of leaves and twigs
  • Cut back trees and shrubs and clean up leaves and twigs around the property
  • Keep lawns short and gardens well maintained
  • Have hoses long enough to reach around your house
  • Attach a fire sprinkler system to gutters.

For more information on how to create a bushfire survival plan visit the rural fire service website for your state:

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1 NSW Rural Fire Service


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