‘This book has been the only reliable source of information for sometime’. – Phil Cheney, former director of bushfire research CSIRO.
By the author of the renowned groundbreaking The Complete Bushfire Safety Book.
Backed by scientific facts, this book brings a message of hope and empowerment: that with appropriate knowledge, preparation and awareness, towns, homes and people can survive wildfires.
Proven to have helped save lives and homes, it covers everything needed to make the best bushfire safety plan to suit your situation.
In easy-to-read dot-points, it takes you step-by-step through every aspect of bushfire safety and danger:
- safe and unsafe ways to act at each stage of risk;
- benefits and hazards of defending, sheltering and evacuation;
- how to prevent wildfire from destroying your home, even if evacuated.
“I am alive today because I read Essential Bushfire Safety Tips” – Robyn Mitchell
Lists approximately 3,000 tips to help you make an effective wildfire plan
This third edition deals with people’s fears and concerns about wildfires in general, and the maze of official safety policies. Its concise and straightforward style clears a path of understanding through the tangle of conflicting opinions and misconceptions. It identifies the shortcomings and likely adverse repercussions of some of these policies, defines the actions necessary for people to stay safe during a wildfire – and their homes to remain intact – and sets out safe procedures.
Essential Bushfire Safety Tips reveals the scientific post-wildfire research into why people who stayed with their homes died during the 2009 Black Saturday fires, and shows that, despite the almost universal media reports that ‘nothing could be done to save homes on such a day’, many householders did, in fact, save their homes.
Included are chapters on township protection; shelters, refuges and bunkers; as well as information on choices of home wildfire safety strategies; protective house design, furnishings and gardens; protection of animals; and first aid.
About the author
Joan Webster OAM has been writing about Bushfire safety for over 50 years. In 1990 she received the Australian Fire Protection Community Service Award and in 2010 was awarded The Order Of Australia Medal for ‘service to the community in raising awareness of bushfire safety’. Joan’s bushfire research has helped changed the way Australians prepare for the fire season. Not only has her work helped save lives and homes, it is used by fire authorities in Australia and internationally. FB: https://www.facebook.com/Joanoam Web: https://joanwebsterauthor.wordpress.com/
Download Joan Webster OAM’s 3 Core Bushfire Primer Flyer to stick on your fridge as a quick reference guide on key bushfire issues – be empowered by being prepared.