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Fire Preparedness for Nannup

Created on: Friday, 4 October 2019 at 1:33:58 PM


Where we try to keep you informed about the important notices for the whole community.

Did you know October is Fire Preparedness month?

Over the coming weeks we will be keeping the community informed through the community newsletter, Facebook and other activities happening around Nannup. Stay informed and be Bushfire Ready this season.

Preparing your home and property - Bushfires don't wait until summer starts, and they won't wait for you to be prepared!

Most houses are damaged or lost in bushfires due to ember attack – this is where burning embers carried by strong winds land in gaps or on material that easily burns, such as vegetation close to the home.

There are actions you can take immediately that will help protect you and your property from bushfire:

  • Keep the grass mowed and gutters clean
  • Keep gas cylinders away from likely direction of fire (i.e. where bush is) and turn realease valves outwards, away from the house
  • Remove wood, mulch or any flammable material against or near the house
  • Create a minimum two metre gap between your house and tree branches
  • Install metal fly wire mesh on all windows, vents and install a protective screen on evaporative air conditioner
  • Block any gaps under floor, in the roof spaces, under eaves, external vents, skylights, chimneys and wall claddings
  • Install a fire or heat radiant shield such as a solid fence
  • Prune the dead material from shrubs and trees within at least a 20 metre radius of your home.
  • Install firebreaks in accordance with your local fire break notice