Bushfires are a common occurrence in Australia during the dry season and can devastate large area of bush land, bushfires in Australia have cause catastrophic damage to homes and taken lives in the past. Australian’s need to understand the risk of bushfires and the potential hazards involved living near bush land, SES and the fire brigade are well equipped to deal with bushfires but there are some things that you can do to help them and yourself, by reporting fires they can be deal with quickly and effectively most of the time but have been known to spread quickly in the right conditions.
Embers will help carry the fire further out from ignition point, often landing on homes and collecting in the gutters, window sills, accumulated debris, dead vegetation, timber decks, fences etc…
Being prepared during the dry season can potentially save your home and family, however you should never try to fight the fire and evacuate as soon as possible.
To help avoid damage to your property, It is recommended that a Branch Management tree services professional is hired to check the condition of your surrounding trees, here the following preparations you should take before the dry season:
All homes should have a smoke alarm in Australia and be regularly maintained, when replacing smoke alarms, they must be of a photoelectric type which complies with Australian Standards.
From 1 January 2027 Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:
The high ground isn’t always safer!
A bushfire will spread up a hill much faster than down a hill. A bushfire will double the rate at which it spreads for each 10 degrees that a slope increases.
At Branch Management we strive to offer you quality, professional and safe Tree Services Newcastle and surrounding areas with competitive prices.
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