Bushfire Prepared?

Are your family and home at risk?

You don’t have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire, just close enough to be affected by burning material, embers and smoke. For Queensland residents, that can be just about anywhere.

In 2009 Queensland experienced one of its worst bushfire seasons on record and at one point firefighters attended 4491 vegetation fires across the state over a 36-day period. In many cases homes and lives were at risk and residents were faced with the decision to stay with their property or leave the area early.

The PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE Information Guide is full of information that will help you to prepare your home and your family for bushfire season. It will assist you in making the decision to stay or to leave and will outline the steps you need to take as a result of your decision. You can download a copy here, or contact the Rural Fire Service for a paper version.

Please take time to sit down with your family and discuss your bushfire survival plan and what steps you will take to PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE. this bushfire season.

Bushfire Survival Plan

Whether you live in the city, on the urban fringe or in regional or rural Queensland, it is essential you have a Bushfire Survival Plan.

Your bushfire survival plan details how you’ll prepare and what action you will take if threatened by a bushfire. A well-prepared home has an increased chance of survival in a bushfire.

During a large-scale event, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) will not be able to place a fire truck at every property so it is therefore even more important to have a solid plan in place.

Click here to prepare your bushfire survive plan.

Fire Safety and You

The Rural Fire Service Queensland is committed to creating and improving the safety and resilience of Queensland Communities, however we need your help.

To improve your safety, you need to be well-informed about the dangers posed by fire in your own environment – at home, at work and at play.

Understanding fire safety, taking steps to prevent fires occurring, and acting appropriately when fires break out, will help protect you, your loved ones and your valuable possessions.

Bushfire Warning System

Learn More about the Bushfire Warning System in Queensland

Useful Links & Resources

Australia's Bushfire Seasons

Australia’s Bushfire Seasons

Very little of our continent is free from fires. Dry spells create a high fire risk, particularly after good rain has encouraged lush growth. Even arid regions experience scrub fires in years when good wet season rains are followed by a long dry spell.

Weather systems work differently across Australia’s temperate and tropical regions. Severe bushfire conditions are influenced by a combination of these systems, but in most cases by hot, dry winds blowing from central Australia. The dry summer months are the danger time for southern Australia, while northern Australia is at risk during winter.

Source: BOM

Fire Bans and Restrictions

Fire Bans and Restrictions

Use this resource to check the drop down list below to check if there is a fire ban in place in your Local Government Area.

Camp fires, fuel stoves and barbecues

Camp fires, fuel stoves and barbecues
Camp fires are allowed in some Queensland parks and forests—it is good idea to bring a portable fuel stove or use on-site barbecues which are provided at many camping areas.

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