Essential Bushfire Safety Tips – 3rd Edition

USD $21.50

Joan Webster OAM

Backed by scientific facts, this book brings a message of hope and empowerment: that with appropriate knowledge, preparation and awareness, towns, homes and people can survive wildfires.

Set out in easy-to-read dot-point one liners, it takes you step-by-step through every aspect of bushfire safety and danger: safe and unsafe ways to act at each stage of risk; benefits and hazards of defending, sheltering and evacuation and how to prevent bushfire from destroying your home, even if evacuated.  Proven to have helped save lives and homes, it covers everything needed to make the best bushfire safety plan to suit your situation.

“I am alive today because I read Essential Bushfire Safety Tips” – Robyn Mitchell, Woombah, NSW

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Lists approximately 3,000 tips to help you make an effective bushfire plan

By the author of the acclaimed The Complete Bushfire Safety Book, this third edition deals with people’s fears and concerns about wildfires in general, and the maze of official safety policies. Its straightforward style clears a path of understanding through the tangle of conflicting opinions and misconceptions. It identifies the shortcomings and likely adverse repercussions of some of these policies, defines the actions necessary for people to stay safe during a bushfire – and their homes to remain intact – and sets out safe procedures.

Essential Bushfire Safety Tips reveals the scientific post-wildfire research into why people who stayed with their homes died during the 2009 Black Saturday fires. It shows that, despite the almost universal media reports that “nothing could be done to save homes on such a day”, many householders did, in fact, save their homes.

Included are chapters on township protection; shelters, refuges and bunkers; as well as information on choices of home bushfire safety strategies; protective house design, furnishings and gardens; protection of animals; and first aid.

Download Joan Webster’s 3 Core Bushfire Primer Flyer to stick on your fridge as a quick reference guide on key bushfire issues – be empowered by being prepared.

Product details

Published October 2021 (Third Edition)
Melliodora Publishing
Paperback, 192 pages, b&w
Size: 5.8 x 8.3in (A5)
Printed in Australia
ISBN: 9780643107809

About the Author

Joan Webster OAM has been writing about Bushfire safety for over 50 years. In 1990 she received the Australian Fire Protection Community Service Award. In 2010 Joan was awarded The Order Of Australia Medal for ‘service to the community in raising awareness of bushfire safety’.
Joans bushfire research has helped changed the way Australians prepare for the fire season. Not only has her work helped save lives and homes, it is used by fire authorities in Australia and internationally.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 210 × 148.5 × 10 mm

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