FIRE READY: Tatiara District Council fire prevention officer Adrian Packer discusses the Fire Prevention Plan with Mundulla man Lance Grasby outside Foodland last week. PLAN: A copy of the Fire Prevention Plan you can pick up from your local council.
FIRE season starts this Friday and families should already have their Fire Plan organised to keep your family safe.
The season will run for six months up to April 15 for the Upper SE and Tatiara District Council fire prevention officer Adrian Packer said if people don’t have their fire plan organised – then they should pick a copy up and get started.
The plans are organised in two parts, “stay and defend” your home or “leaving early plan”.
“The plans are imperative to write down details such as who is going to leave (the house) or where to go to,” Mr Packer said.
“If you live in Willalooka you may end up at the Bordertown Library for that day, if a catastrophic day is declared.
“The towns are safer precincts, so why not go to a town if you have relatives there.
“Or any friends and neighbours that you are confident enough that would be prepared to take care of you.
“Safety in numbers”.
Although the time of spraying your weeds is now up because of fire safety reasons, Mr Packer said people can still take actions to tidy their house.
People can mow their lawn on cooler days, preferably below 25 degrees, remove any overhanging branches close to your house, and ensure you have a functioning ‘fuel powered’ water pump connected to any water source.
“This is because SA Power Networks can turn the power off,” Mr Packer said.
“If you have a pump connected to the bore how are you going to get it running if it’s run through electricity?”
To collect your Fire Action Plan visit the Tatiara District Council, not CFS.
Fire prevention officer Adrian Packer is also willing to visit your house to discuss the plans.
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