Bushfire preparation tips:
  1. Do your 5 MINUTE BUSHFIRE PLAN.

  2. Talk about your Bushfire Plan with family, neighbours and friends.

  3. Clear your property and prepare an
    emergency kit.

  4. Know when to leave and where to go.

  5. Check ABC local radio, TFS Website (fire.tas.gov.au) and TFS Social Media.

  6. Monitor the weather (bom.gov.au) and know if a total fire ban is in place.

Bushfire Belief Busters:

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    Belief: We haven’t had a bushfire in ages so our risk is low.
    Busted: The more time between bushfires, the greater the risk.
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    Belief: There will be a TFS truck to save my home.
    Busted: You may be on your own in a bushfire.
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    Belief: I’m going to leave early so I don’t need a plan.
    Busted: You need a flexible plan in case you can’t leave.
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    Belief: Someone will warn me if a bushfire is coming.
    Busted: You may not receive a warning.
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    Belief: I don’t need to do anything until the TFS warns me.
    Busted: Bushfires can spread quickly and you may not receive a warning.
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    Belief: We’re too close to town for bushfires.
    Busted: Once outside town, you’re at risk.
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    Belief: Aircraft put fires out!
    Busted: Aircraft help suppress fire by supporting firefighters on the ground.
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    Belief: My phone and the internet will keep me updated in a bushfire.
    Busted: During bushfires, you may lose power or have no connection.
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    Belief: I'll just leave when I see smoke.
    Busted: If you see smoke, your exit might be blocked.
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    Belief: I’ll outrun the bushfire in my car.
    Busted: People die in cars trying to escape.
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    Belief: There’s no point cleaning up if we’re leaving early.
    Busted: If your home is prepared it may survive a bushfire.
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    Belief: We had a bushfire last year, so it’ll be ages before another.
    Busted: Bushfires, often happen again in the same area.
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