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Planning For Bushfires

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Preparing your property now to be bush fire ready.

Bushfires are a common and natural occurrence in NSW and Australia in general. Planning for bushfires can save your life and/or the lives of your family and animals.

If you own or manage land, you are legally responsible for minimising the risks. The Rural Fires Act 1997 states that land managers and owners are responsible for carrying out hazard reduction to protect existing dwellings, major buildings and other assets susceptible to fire.

Being fully prepared for a bushfire can help you protect yourself, your family, your livestock and your property. It is recommended that you create a bushfire survival plan well before the fire season begins. You can create a simple plan on the My Fire Plan website.

For you property you can download and complete a Farm Fire Plan.

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and the NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES)both offer clear instructions and information to assist you in creating a plan for your property.

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