BUSHFIRES: BE PREPARED TO STAY PUT

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AN ATTACK OF THE VAPOURS!

A motorist had a LPG powered car was out of gas. With some LPG in another cylinder (BBQ?) and decided he would top his car tank. LPG = LIQUID Petroleum gas. Inside the cylinder it is in liquid state because it is under pressure. When you open the valve, you relieve the pressure and the LPG boils off The only way LPG can be decanted as a liquid is when the temperature is MINUS 44deg C. he tried connecting the cylinders by hose, but the joints leaked there was the explosion destroyed the garage. Don;t attempt the impossible Keep FIRESAFE

Bush Fire Prevention Adelaide South Australia

BUSHFIRES: DON’T GET YOUR FINGERS BURNED

South Australians are used to the fuel reduction burnoff rules – in the fire danger season get a permit from the Council . The RULES have CHANGED. The EPA has regulated that there will be NO BURNOFF any time of year without a permit under their authority AND no wood fires in any township only charcoal. Permits are available from the local Council Office So even if it is cold and threatening to rain in August, and you want to reduce hazardous fuel before the fire danger season don’t be discouraged but before burning get a fresh permit and Keep FIRESAFE

BUSHFIRES: BE PREPARED TO STAY PUT

In a bushfire area. As perception of danger rises your concern for family safety rises faster. Staying in your house rather than trying to flee in front of fire. Bushfires run before the wind. Reaching the house it will pass over it and go on its way. Your job is to make sure there is nothing which will make it stay. No entry points for sparks or flame, no piles of fuel close the house. After the fire has gone , extinguish any fires in the house fabric like gutters barge boards It will be noisy, frightening but Keep FIRESAFE

BUSHFIRES: MOTHER! WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?

With preschool or primary school age children at home when a bushfire comes you will be busy enough. Prepare the children with practice. Have a bushfire toybox with games and distractions only used in rehearsals and fire threats. Rehearse according to age, eg closing all the windows bringing the pets inside opening the toybox in a spot away from the outside walls especially windows and playing and staying there. From the beginning of the season talk about the possible dangers and reassure them they will be safe, make the rehearsals a game eg a race Preparation lets you Keep 

FIRESAFE BOXED IN

Historically, many homes destroyed when residents sought their winter warmth. Fire precautions we take for granted now were born from this history it was a surprise to see this month one of the old incidents again. A home was completely destroyed when a firewood box too close to a slow combustion fire place ignited For wood to ignite it has to be heated first , hot enough to start breaking down, The closer the woodbox is the heater the faster it will heat up. Keep the woodbox away from the fire so it doesn’t even get warm and Keep FIRESAFE.

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