New Bushfire Survival Guide from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

A new bush fire survival guide has been produced by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) (Formerly FESA), it details the necessary preparations to ensure your family are properly prepared, can safely survive a fire and what to do after a fire. The guide states that planning ‘is critical’. Bushfires are relevent to people in the urban rural interface not just in the country and we encourage all homes to have a written and practiced evacuation plan and a back up plan for emergencies that can occur. To see the new guide go to:

The DFES website is very useful and has alerts and other important information which is your first ‘go to’ place for the most up to date information in an emergency.

Also, have a look at our website’s community section which also has some great information on evacuation kits for humans and animals.