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Essential Bushfire Safety Tips | Joan Webster OAM
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By the author of the acclaimed The Complete Bushfire Safety Book, the latest edition of Joan Webster OAMs Essential Bushfire Safety Tips has been revised and updated. The book deals with people's fears and concerns following Victoria's 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and a maze of new official safety policies. Its concise and straightforward style clears a path of understanding through the tangle of conflicting opinions and misconceptions. It identifies the shortcomings and likely adverse repercussions of some of these policies, defines the actions necessary for people to stay safe during a bushfire and their homes to remain intact and sets out safe procedures. This updating of Essential Bushfire Safety Tips reveals the scientific post-Black Saturday research into why people who stayed with their homes died during the fires, and shows that, despite the almost universal media reports that 'nothing could be done to save homes on such a day', many householders did, in fact, save their homes. Included are new chapters on township protection; shelters, refuges and bunkers; as well as new information on choices of safe home bushfire strategies; protective house design, furnishings and gardens; protection of animals; and first aid. This book fills the gap between bushfire authority brochures and long, in-depth books. Backed by scientific facts, it brings a message of hope and empowerment: that with appropriate knowledge, preparation and awareness, towns, homes and people can survive bushfires. Set out in easy-to-access dot-point one-liners, it demystifies bushfire behaviour, explains how to prevent a bushfire from destroying houses, details the safe way to act at each stage of threat, describes weather factors and safe burning-off, details the benefits and hazards of staying, non-defensive sheltering, and evacuating, and how to make the decision on which course is best for you.
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PLEASE REPOST Can I get everyone here to pray,send luck or good thoughts to my sister in law & her family. Her 250acre property is at Colo Heights, directly in the line of a monster firestorm. They‘re currently evacuated to my MILs house with all the animals she saves for WIRES. The sky tonight is filling me with dread. They‘ve just got to lockup on the new house they‘re building on the property & her son who also lives there has just had a baby

CarolynM It's just awful. Hoping for the best for your family🙏 3w
MatchlessMarie Omg I cant imagine 🙏 3w
JennyM Thinking of you and your family. Sending much love. X (edited) 3w
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Sace Sending prayers. 3w
LeeRHarry My thoughts are with you and your family Liz 💕 x 3w
Texreader Definitely sending prayers to you and your family. So scary. 3w
TrishB Sending hugs❤️ 3w
SilversReviews Sending prayers. 3w
sherryvdh Sending prayers 🙏 3w
Crazeedi Oh no, so awful! Praying they are spared, ❤ 3w
Jerdencon Sending prayers 🙏 3w
JessClark78 ❤️🙏 3w
Eggs 🙏🏻🙏🏻💕🙏🏻🙏🏻 3w
squirrelbrain Sending all good wishes ❤️ 3w
Jas16 Keeping your family in my thoughts 3w
Lizpixie @CarolynM @MatchlessMarie @JennyM @Sace @LeeRHarry @Texreader @TrishB @SilversReviews @sherryvdh @Crazeedi @Jerdencon @JessClark78 @Eggs @squirrelbrain @Jas16 thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. ATM the fire in Colo has eased and they are backburning like crazy. But this is a 86 hectare, out of control fire that could do anything, & the forecasts are for hot windy conditions. It‘s going to burn uncontrolled for weeks👇👇👇 3w
Lizpixie So the only thing they can do is try to turn it around properties. But if it jumps the Hawkesbury, all bets are off. I really really HATE summer. 3w
Crazeedi @Lizpixie it sounds very dangerous and unpredictable, stay safe, you and family! 3w
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