Managing Fire Danger Days. Is Catastrophic bad for you?. Why Fire Danger Ratings?. Changes in fire weather will affect fire intensity AS 3959 compliant houses can withstand up to Catastrophic conditions Shelter in poorly prepared houses is a problem
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Managing Fire Danger Days Is Catastrophic bad for you?
Why Fire Danger Ratings? • Changes in fire weather will affect fire intensity • AS 3959 compliant houses can withstand up to Catastrophic conditions • Shelter in poorly prepared houses is a problem • People need trigger points for Bushfire Survival Plans • ‘Old’ FDR system not precise enough
How do I get to know about FDRs? • Bureau of Meteorology • CFS website • RSS feeds • Broadcast radio • Smartphone App
If I choose to relocate early where do I go? • SA Bushfire Safer Places strategy • Safer Settlements • Bushfire Safer Precincts • Last Resort Refuges • These should be factored into Bushfire Survival plans regardless of any decision to ‘Stay and Defend’