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Fire Plan

jodienancarrowjodienancarrow Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 191 ✭✭✭

In a large majority of my state, New South Wales (Australia)we are experiencing unprecedented drought. Coming into our warmer seasons, already this time of year we have had a scary start to the bushfire season. Before the pressure is upon you, do you have a plan? You need to be very honest about how you would feel fighting and coping with protecting your property. Clear cut thoughts of exactly what you need to do and what you need to wear. In the lead up, do some "housekeeping". Make sure roofs of buildings are clear of leaves, debris etc. If you can water/irrigate around the perimeter of your vital area. Sort out hoses, pumps, fittings etc, well in advance of the threat. How about your animals, got plans for them? Good luck and good management to all those who could be affected, wherever you are. Remember, if in doubt, get out, before it's too late.


  • shllnzlshllnzl Southwestern UtahPosts: 1,022 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2019

    The United States has been contending with some massive wildfires. As a result, there are many resources online that can help a homeowner evaluate their individual situations. I have been working with a committee in my area to develop a wildfire plan. I'm going through my references to see what might be useful for others to customize for their circumstances.

    www.firewise.org (This site has tons of info.)



    There are also a bunch of videos on Youtube that analyze wildfires and show results of investigations.

  • merlin44merlin44 Posts: 441 ✭✭✭✭

    Best to have a basic plan regardless of location. Making life and death decisions under stress can have heartbreaking results.

  • jodienancarrowjodienancarrow Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 191 ✭✭✭

    Luckily we've just had 50mm ( 2 inches) in the last 3 days, so it's taken the pressure off. Didn't realise I was feeling a little stressed about our situation. The bush was so tinder dry but now it's nice and damp and happy.

  • merlin44merlin44 Posts: 441 ✭✭✭✭

    @jodienancarrow glad rain came, those negative ions make everyone happy.

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