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Our long, dry summers bring about soaring temperatures that make the state very susceptible to the threat of bushfires. It’s important that whether you’re a tenant, home owner or landlord, you take steps to ensure your property is prepared.
The Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) recommend preparing both your property and your family before bushfire season.
Here are just a few ways on how to prepare your property as recommended by the DFES, for a full list please visit their website at View a full checklist of how to prepare your property for bushfires.
And a few pointers on how to prepare your family and housemates –
To ensure your family or housemates are well informed, Spring is the perfect time to discuss what you will do if a bushfire occurs near your home.
The DFES recommend that people (particularly those who live in high risk areas within 100 metres of bush) have an emergency risk kit ready to go in case you are evacuated or cut off during a bushfire.
This kit should include essential supplies, such as;
Bushfires happen every summer in Western Australia and are unpredictable. They can flare up suddenly and without warning, so it’s imperative to take responsibility for reducing the risks to your house and family.
For more information, visit dfes.wa.gov.au.