The handy infographic below is a guide to what should go in your own family’s bushfire survival kits. A large plastic tub with a lid or a duffel bag are ideal for storing the components of your bushfire survival kit. Bushfires can be ferocious, are unpredictable and can rapidly destroy houses and lives if not contained quickly. Additionally you should also have a bushfire survival plan which should answer the following questions:

  1. Which Fire Danger Rating is your trigger to leave?
  2. Will you leave early that morning or the night before?
  3. Where will you go?
  4. What route will you take – and what is your alternative in the event that a fire is already in the area?
  5. What will you take with you?
  6. What do you need to organise for your pets or livestock?
  7. Who do you need to keep informed of your movements?
  8. Is there anyone outside your household who you need to help or check up on?
  9. How will you stay informed about warnings and updates?
  10. What will you do if there is a fire in the area and you cannot leave?


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