Bushfire saftey

Ways to protect your home

Cleaning

Clear away dry grass and other vegetation so that the fires won't catch on the dry leafs and start a fire.

Materials

Use non-flammable materials (materials that won't burn or catch on fire) to build or construct your house.

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There are many bushfire incidents around the world

Tree control

Cut down small trees around the house to prevent embers that might catch on the leafs and branches.

Gaps

Fill in gaps with concrete or other non-flammable materials to prevent the dry leafs in it catching fire.

Sprinkler

Instore a sprinkler system that sprays water from the roof.
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Roofing

A metal roof that doesn't catch on fire is good for roofing around the house.
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Walls

Choose non-flammable wall such as mud, brick and cement try to avoid wood walls.

Painting

Paint any rough surfaces so the embers won't catch were the rough flammable surfaces are.
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Gutters

Clean your gutters reguarly to prevent bush fires suffocating you inside your house.
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This site contains lots of information about bush fire safety