Tasmania Fire Service
Bushfire Watch & Act Message
What to do:
- You need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.
- Check your bushfire plan now; well constructed and prepared homes are defendable in these conditions.
- If you don’t have a bushfire plan or your plan is to leave, prepare to leave for a safer place, such as a relative or friends place away from the area.
- Consider leaving the affected area if conditions worsen if the path is clear.
- Non-residents should stay away from the affected areas.
- Stay informed in case conditions change
- Monitor ABC Local Radio & http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/ for further instructions
- When reviewing or developing your bushfire plan, if your planning to stay, below is what a bushfire is like.
- As the fire approaches, it may become increasingly smoky and difficult to see and breathing may be uncomfortable.
- The closer the fire gets the hotter it will become and burning embers may be falling around you will be able to hear the fire roar.
- As the fire approaches your home, the radiant heat from the flames may become unbearable and you will need to shelter inside.
- Wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself, ie long pants, long sleeve shirt and sturdy boots.
- After the fire front has passed, extinguish any fire spots around your home, check gutters, roof space and under house.
- Remember, it will be very hot, smoky and windy outside, even after the fire has passed.
TFS Attending Resources:
5 x LIGHT TANKER
3 x HEAVY TANKER
1 x CAR
1 x UTILITY
4 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
1 x MECH SERVICE VAN
1 x ROTARY WING: MEDIUM