Living in a bush setting is a lifestyle choice for many South Australians. The benefits are enormous, but so are the risks.
All people living in or near the bush-including those in suburban fringe areas of Adelaide and regional South Australia-are in danger of experiencing a bushfire.
In South Australia we have experienced several such events including Ash Wednesday in 1983 and the Wangary Bushfires in 2005. The reality of experiencing a dangerous bushfire is a risk that everyone must seriously consider.
While fires are inevitable, they are also survivable- and your chances of saving yourself, your family and your home increase according to your level of planning and preparation. The CFS will not always be able to protect each individual property threatened by fire. People who do not have a Bushfire Survival Plan are putting themselves and their family at risk.