Fire Safety Survival Plan Workshop in time for 2017 fire season.

Landcare SJ, the SJ Equine Landcare Group, The Forever Project, and the Peel Harvey Catchment Council have partnered up to provide equine landowners the opportunity to create a fire safety survival plan with the experienced presenter award winning Rohan Carboon, Bushfire Safety Consultant. This workshop will be funded through the National Landcare Programme and State NRM Program of Western Australia.

There are many things you can do on your horse property to increase its resilience during the fire season. Creating fire safe zones, decreasing fuel loads and installing irrigation systems can all help during a bushfire event. However  you can also plan for the movement of your animals and their management onsite before a fire event starts by learning what weather conditions are more dangerous for your property and what becomes your ‘go’ limit. A recent survey has shown that horse property owners wan’t more information about how to keep there horses safe during a fire, this workshop has limited places so get in quick to secure your place.

 

This workshop has been created to help inspire and empower people in WA to be prepared, fire safe and resilient in these increasingly challenging times. The Forever Project, with over 20 years’ experience in this field, has developed the Fire: Resilience and Recovery Program to connect to the community and give them the skills and strategies that can transform their properties to become fire safe, resilient and sustainable.

Workshop Details:a picture of a bushfire with the words-Have you made your bushfire survival plan?

Date: 21st October 2017

Time: 9:30am start

Venue: Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Landcare Centre

Numbers capped so get your registrations in quick.

RSVP Essential by 9th October email teele@landcaresj.com.au

 

Fire: Resilience and Recovery – Bushfire Safety Survival Plan Workshop
This workshop is designed to empower people on how to develop their own bushfire survival plan and it seeks to instruct them on how to use it during a fire event. Realistic bushfire scenarios are
discussed to demonstrate how it is used.

Details on the Bushfire Survival Plan include:
Scaled high-resolution aerial image (nearmap or landgate image) with the participant’s property
centered.
• A 10km zone surrounding the property with 1km radiating
• Areas to record the Fire Danger Indice, wind and weather forecasts and conditions
• Map to predict fire behaviour and record fire spread and fire shape
• A flow chart to trigger safe early evacuation or to stay and defend because fleeing at the lastminute is high risk

 

It is a system to determine an individual’s level of threat, triggers to evacuate early – what roads are safe to drive on, what direction to evacuate OR what procedures to follow to actively defend a
property. It is empowering.

 

 

Bushfire Survival Plan infographic with Leave Stay Survive?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This system has been used by schools and residents to safely evacuate during real bushfire events including the Parkerville / Stoneville bushfire and John Forrest bushfire in 2010.
Key components of The Bushfire Safety survival plan session:
• A flow chart is provided to facilitate people to make safe decisions during a bushfire rather than rely on government advice and warnings. People are pro-actively encouraged to take charge of their decisions, the process develops confidence and self- reliance rather than waiting for someone else to help them.
• The plan has emergency numbers, checklists and diagrams to refer to during a bushfire emergency including self defend strategies and early evacuation triggers. During an event the
map/plan is simply rolled out on a table and everyone can quickly and easily refer to it to assess threat levels and make decisions.

Participants will take home their A0 aerial map with their Bushfire Survival plan, that they develop at the workshop.

In 2011 our Bushfire Safety Consulting partner was awarded a “Highly Commended Australian Safer Communities Award ” for their work in School Bushfire Risk Management in Western Australia.

Email teele@landcaresj.com.au if you would like to register for this event.

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