Is your Bushfire Survival Plan ready?

Published 12 November 2019

Prepare your bushfire survival plan

Queensland is experiencing a prolonged period of significant bushfire activity and this is expected to continue this week. Council is urging all residents to be ready for a bushfire event. 

Discuss your Bushfire Survival Plan

It’s your responsibility to prepare yourself, your home and your family. If you don’t already, please create a Bushfire Survival Plan which includes important contacts and your leaving plan. Start your Bushfire Survival Plan. 

Stay up-to-date with warnings

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) are the lead agency for bushfire response in Queensland. Keep an eye on the QFES Website and QFES Facebook page for bushfire warnings and alerts and sign up to MoretonAlert to receive relevant bushfire notifications from council to your mobile. 

Prepare your property for a fighting chance 

There are proactive measures you can and should take in order to minimise the impact of bushfire, in the event of a disaster where you are forced to leave your home. Download our prepare your property checklist.

Know where you will go if you need to evacuate

Leaving early is the safest option to protect yourself and your family. In the first instance, residents are encouraged to seek refuge with family or friends in a safe area. When warnings are issued, you may be directed to evacuate to a safer location such as one of council’s Evacuation Centres. Visit our Evacuation Centres information page.

Avoid any activity that may start a fire

A State of Fire Emergency has been declared across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland including Moreton Bay region prohibiting the lighting of all types of outdoor fires and bans certain activities that can cause fires to ignite such as fireworks, welding, grinding and heating outdoors.

Read more on prohibitions and the State of Fire Emergency.

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