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Some Practical tips on fire prevention

Around your home:

  • Keep grass areas mown and short and green if possible
  • Keep firewood stacked away from the house

On holiday:

  • Trampers hunters, fishers and other holiday-makers should take care with fire and gas cookers. Back country users should be self-sufficient, carrying personal cooking equipment.
  • Cookers should be operated in a well-ventilated area and well clear of vegetation that could easily catch alight.

On the farm or lifestyle block:

  • Obtain a fire permit, if required, and notify your fire authority of your intention to burn
  • Ensure emergency vehicles have access to your house and out-buildings
  • Have an adequate water supply for fire fighting within easy access
  • Maintain machinery properly and use with care in dry conditions (in particular mowers, hay-making equipment and chainsaws). Check for birds nests in machinery before operating.
  • Have adequate fire insurance
  • Keep trees and branches well clear of power lines.

Prevent rural fires on your property

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