Your favourite provider of custom doors and windows in the Perth area would like to remind you about bushfire safety. Even if we live in bushfire prone areas, it is human nature to think bushfires are something that happens to someone else. So we say we are going to prepare “tomorrow” or “this weekend” but we never do it. Don’t get caught in a bushfire without a plan. Here is some vital information.
Plan for Survival
In a major bushfire, don’t even think about mitigating the damage to your home. You can replace your home but you can’t replace your life. Every move you make should be predicated upon giving you and your family the greatest chance for survival. If a bushfire is in progress, lock up and leave. Take whatever you can with you, but getting to a safe place is the most important part.
Make a plan that includes what you will take and where you will go. Make sure that you have more than one “escape route” in case one leads directly into the bushfire. Make sure everyone in the family knows the plan.
Bushfire Warnings: When to Leave
Advice: The fire has started but you are in no imminent danger. Keep a close eye on the fire’s progress.
Watch and Act: The bushfire is approaching your location but conditions are changing. Leave with your family to a safe place that is not in the projected path.
Emergency Warning: The fire is now very close and immediate action is required. If possible, leave. If not possible, take shelter in your home. You will have to take action to defend your home against the fire. If your house catches fire, try to run towards an area that has already been burnt. Use long trousers, long sleeves and strong leather boots to protect yourself against radiant heat.
All Clear: The fire has passed, but the danger hasn’t. Be vigilant when returning home.
To learn more, call Fremantle Door & Window Company today: 1300 308 323.