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Fact Sheets

Below are fact sheets and brochures providing more detailed information to help you create your Bushfire Survival Plan.

Brochures in large print, audio formats and other languages can be found here.

A PDF list of the of the fact sheets can be found here.

The fact sheets can be found below under the following headings:

1. Planning to Survive a Bushfire

2. Understanding Bushfires and Warnings

3. Preparing Yourself

4. Preparing your Property

5. Pets, Horses and Livestock

6. Machinery, Storage, Permits and Restrictions

7. Preparing Your Business

8. Preparing with Others

9. Surviving While Travelling and on Holidays

10. Aerial Firefighting

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Planning to Survive a Bushfire

Booklet: Your Guide to Preparing for and Surviving Bushfires

Booklet: Bushfire Safer Places : As part of your Bushfire Survival Plan, know where you can relocate to.

1.1 Prepare. Act. Survive
1.2 7 keys to survival
1.3 Plan now to stay and defend or leave early
1.4 Planning to leave early
1.5 Planning to stay and defend
1.6 Bushfire Safer Places (where to relocate on fire danger days)
1.7 On the day of a bushfire

Understanding Bushfires and Warnings

2.1 Bushfire behaviour in detail
2.2 SA Fire Ban Districts and Fire Danger Season
2.3 Fire Danger Ratings
2.4 Fire danger days
2.5 Bushfire Warning messages
2.6 Emergency Broadcast Partners (where to listen for warning and alert messages)
2.7 Ways to stay informed
2.8 Understanding aerial firefighting
2.9 Emergency Alert Fact Sheets / FAQs

Preparing Yourself

3.1 Preparing yourself for bushfire
3.2 How people die in bushfires, and how they survive
3.3 Emergency kits
3.4 After the Fire

Preparing your Property

4.1 Preparing your property
4.2 How houses burn
4.3 Identifying hazards around your home
4.4 House siting and design
4.5 Landscaping to minimise the impact of bushfire (DENR "Reducing fire risk in Gardens" booklet)
4.6 Fuel breaks
4.8 Firefighting equipment
4.9 Sprinkler systems
4.11 House fires (MFS Home Fire Safety publications page)
4.12 Bushfire information for renters 
4.14 Burning Off
4.15 Chaff Pile/Stubble Dump Burning

Pets, Horses and Livestock

5.1 Care of pets and livestock
5.2 Horses and bushfires see also Fire! Will our horses survive?
5.3 Protection of fodder reserves

Machinery, Storage, Permits and Restrictions

6.1 Use of machinery  - coming soon
6.2 Maintenance of machinery - coming soon
6.3 Storage of flammables - coming soon
6.4 LP gas safety  - coming soon
6.5 Permits
6.6 Restrictions (what can I do / what can't I do?)
6.7 Building and using pizza ovens

Preparing your Business

7.1 Bushfire Safety: for organisations and business
  Booklet: Bushfire Safety for Business and Organisations
  Various templates and checklists available for businesses  here

Preparing with Others

  Brochure: Community Fire Safe
8.1 Fire safety strategies for community groups  -coming soon
8.3 Carer's information - coming soon

Surviving While Travelling and on Holidays

9.1 Campfires and barbecues
9.2 Caravan and Camping Bushfire Safety
  Brochure: Bushfire traveller safety
  Brochure: Bushfire safety in outback SA

Aerial Firefighting

10.1 Understanding Aerial Firefighting
10.2 Single Engine Air Tanker
10.3 Type 1 (High Volume) Helicopter - Erickson Aircrane S-64E
10.4 Aerial Firefighting Products

Temporary Fact Sheets

  As fact sheets are created for notification of changes to regulations, new initiatives, etc, they will be placed here...