What do you know about Fire Safety?

21 Nov 2019

The Rural Fire Service and the Tieri Fire Brigade are committed to creating and improving the safety and resilience of Queensland Communities; however, they 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.

Do you know how Fire Danger is rated?

Low-moderate
High
Very High
Severe
Extreme
Catastrophic

These Fire Danger Ratings will be used as a trigger for the level of advice and messaging to the community when a fire starts.  There will be three types of alert messages:

Bushfire Advice:
A fire or other emergency has started in the area however there is no immediate threat.  Advice messages will keep people informed and up to date with developments on a fire.

Bushfire Watch and Act:
There is a heightened level of threat, you need to be aware of your situation and take action to be prepared and protect yourself and your family.

Bushfire Emergency Warning:
You are in danger and need to take immediate action recommended by the fire service. Emergency Warnings, accompanied by the siren sound (State Emergency Warning Signal), will be activated to advise that you must take action immediately, you will be impacted by the fire.

Download your Bushfire Safety Poster- how to protect your home Now.

Do you have a 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.

The PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE Bushfire Survival Plan 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.

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.

Helpful links

Bushfire Warnings (QFES)

Queensland Fire Danger Ratings – by region (BOM)

Further information can also be found at the ruralfire.qld.gov.au website, below are some links to useful pages

Current Bushfires

PREPAIR.ACT.SURVIVE

Prepare your Bush Fire Survival Plan 

Neighbourhood safer places

Plus, you can also visit qfes.qld.gov.au for further downloads and information

https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/community-safety/downloadlibrary/Pages/default.aspx

TIERI COVID-19 HUB

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