Sheltering in place – safely.

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Bushfire authorities’ emergency warning safety information: ‘Too late to leave – shelter indoors’ advises people to
Shelter in a room that has a door and or a window to the outside – It is critical to keep an eye on what is happening with the fire”.

IT IS EVEN MORE CRITICAL to know what is happening inside the house: In the roof space, in the wall cavity, in other rooms – have embers entered and begun ignitions?

NO MATTER HOW MANY DOORS or windows a room has, if it is an inner room, sheltering there could be fatal.

MOST CRITICAL OF ALL, is to maintain quick and easy access to a door that OPENS TO THE OUTSIDE.

For detail on safe sheltering see the definitive The Complete Bushfire Safety Book and/or the ready reference  Essential Bushfire Safety Tips (CFA endorsed: ‘A book that certainly could help save lives within the community.’)

 

 

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