YOU MUST MAKE A BUSHFIRE PLAN THEN USE IT

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DECIDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXTREME RISK AND CATASTROPHE

Hot weather brings FIRE BAN warnings The Macarthur Scale originally a percentage measures of fire danger ease of ignition and: rate of spread by combining measures of fuel (how much to burn and how dry) day temperature, and windspeed into a number = index to predict bushfire behavior. On the 100 scale the most serious was Extreme any value over 50. In modern use the scale is extended “Extreme” is value 75-99 and “Catastrophic” is any value over 100 These fires travel at half the windspeed burning everything before them They are uncontrollable Heed the fireban warnings and Keep FIRESAFE.

MARTY MCFLY DIDN’T HAVE TH\IS PROBLEM WITH HIS HOVERBOARD

The film said 2016 the year of the Hoverboard The mythical movie products didn’t explode or burst into flame ,some Hoverboards do. Two reasons for this, battery damage, and overcharging Electrolyte in Li ion batteries is very flammable damage in manufacturing lets it leak. And there is no cutoff for charging power when the battery is charged ,when left on charge overnight the battery heats boils the electrolyte and ruptures the casing. The problems arise in counterfeit models sold cheaply. Buy your Hoverboard from a reputable supplier and don’t leave it on charge Back to the Future keep FIRESAFE

YOU MUST MAKE A BUSHFIRE PLAN THEN USE IT

Samson Flat Bushfire Jan 2015 66% of people abandoned their plan and ran. Do you STAY or GO? How and when do you decide Using your Bushfire Plan takes courage. Decide early before a fire starts STAY? be prepared, have hoses ready, fill the bath and sinks and have buckets, close windows, Stay inside away from windows until it passes then go out and extinguish small fires GO in the morning take everyone go somewhere safe for the day return in the evening. You get courage from PRACTICE. Everyone practice the preparations every month of the Season and Keep FIRESAFE

LIKE THE TOILET YOU CAN’T FINISH TILL THE PAPERWORK IS DONE

Recovery from Bushfire is difficult. As people reclaim their the path is paved with paperwork. Part of your bushfire preparation is to save your paperwork a ready to go bag Proof of Identity (eg Passports other photo ID) Access to money (eg Credit Cards, ,) Insurance policy information, Property Documents , house contents list, car registration mortgage/rent information Contact Phone list -all those you might want to contact. Precious documents like photos certificates – personal; birth marriage divorce, qualifications trade certificates (.scan them to CD) Medical info With these, recovery will be less stressful and you will have kept FIRESAFE

PLAN PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Bushfires are noisy, choking frightening things Applying your Bushfire Plan takes courage and determination The courage and determination comes from PRACTICE. Prepare/revise your plan at the beginning of the Fire Season On the first day have everyone involved together and go through the actions as if you are under threat. Actually turn water on- Actually close up the house and windows,- Actually pack what you need and get in the car. It takes time and effort. Practice at least monthly, practice every time there is fire ban Do this and keep properly FIRESAFE.