Bushfires can start suddenly so you need to be prepared to act even if you do not get a warning.
Most people wait to be told what to do and decide to leave when it is already too late.
Not receiving a warning does not mean there is no threat.
It is important to make a decision before a bushfire arrives.
Planning to leave early is your safest option. Do not wait and see ‘what happens’.
During extreme hot weather conditions, be prepared and be ready to leave early by:
- Knowing the Fire Danger Rating for your area
- Preparing the night before or early in the day if bad fire weather is forecast, do not wait and see
- Knowing where you will go and how you will get there
- Having your bushfire survival plan and kit ready
- Staying alert and monitoring your surroundings by watching for signs of a bushfire
- Looking and listening for information on television, radio, the internet, information lines and speak with your neighbours
If you see signs of a bushfire, act immediately for your own safety.
Use the Leaving for a Safer Place checklist to develop your Bushfire Survival Plan.
(Documents on external DFES website).
For more information:
- Visit the DFES website at www.dfes.wa.gov.au
- Contact DFES Community Engagement on 9395 9816
Documents also available from the CRC's Resources webpage,
under the Fire Safety heading or direct links below :
Leaving for a Safer Place checklist.
Bushfire Survival Plan.
Print them and fill them out and be ready to leave early.