Very high fire danger Severe fire danger Extreme fire danger Code Red fire danger Extreme fire danger
Very High Fire Danger
Severe Fire Danger
Extreme Fire Danger
Fire Danger Code Red
Very High Fire Danger Severe Fire Danger Extreme Fire Danger Fire Danger Code Red
Home

Bob's just heard about the 'very high' fire alert warning but doesn't feel too threatened as he regularly makes a conscious effort to check water pumps, clear dry leaves and gutters, and keeps large water supplies independent of the mains.

He calls home to tell his staff and family of the alert. He reminds them to keep tuning into ABC Local Radio for updates, tells everyone to postpone or limit machinery use and asks them to move the livestock to the safe zone. Bob's son Josh, assures his dad that he is aware of the bushfire safety plan and will hold the fort until Bob returns.

QUESTION

Where do you think the 'safe zone' for the livestock would be?
Home

Bob is picking up supplies in the town centre when he hears a 'severe' fire warning in the vicinity of his farm. Feeling a little anxious about being away from the property he calls home. Josh, his son has been listening to ABC Local Radio so is already aware of the alert and has checked the access tracks around the property are clear for emergency services to enter and has held a meeting with staff about their bushfire plan. Bob asks him to remove all vehicles from the property. Whilst Josh and Bob talk on the phone Judy's been filling up water storages - baths, laundry troughs and buckets. Everything appears to be on track but Bob is keen to get back to the farm and help them prepare for their 'stay and defend' plan.

QUESTION

Where do you think Bob asks Josh to move the vehicles?
Home

Bob is at the bank in the town centre when he hears the 'extreme' fire warning where his dairy farm is situated. He immediately rings home to check everyone's safety. Judy is relieved to hear from him. Everyone on the farm has been listening to ABC local radio and have quickly taken action on their pre-prepared bushfire safety plan: the mains gas supply has been switched off, the sprinkler system has been activated and they're wearing protective clothing. Josh is hosing down the side of the house as they speak, and Judy's been placing wet towels around the edges of doors and windows. She tells Bob that some of the farm hands have just decided to leave and protect their own properties. Bob tells Judy that he's too far from home so will stay at their family friends' home, 'The Nelson's' and reminds her to stay hydrated.

QUESTION

Judy and the family are wearing protective clothing including long sleeved shirts, brimmed hats, and gloves. What material do you think the clothing is made from?
Home

Bob has been picking up supplies in the town centre when he hears a 'code red' fire warning. Bob checks his phone and discovers a missed call from his wife Judy. Judy's message tells him that the family has taken immediate action to 'stay and defend' the property. Josh has done his best to hose down gutters, gardens and the home front, and now they're inside the home, keeping an active patrol for embers and staying hydrated.

Bob can't get through on the phone so sends a text reminding her to have an exit point to the open paddock, and only to go into the dam in dire circumstances.

QUESTION

Why did Bob tell Judy to only go into the dam as a last resort?
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