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Zac works in town at the local store. He hears that there is a 'very high' fire warning where his 2.5 acre family property is located. Zac calls his Mum, Heather, to check that she's heard the warning. She hasn't so is grateful for the call. Zac checks that Heather knows where the spray pumps and fire extinguishers are, and reiterates that her role in the bushfire plan is to look after Grandma and the pets.

Zac says that he can get a lift home with a mate's mum in half an hour, so will be there soon.

QUESTION

Zac also tells his Mum to listen to Sky News for updates. Where else can Heather receive information?
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Zac is working in town at a local store. A friend's mum calls and tells them that there is a 'severe' fire warning where Zac's home property is. Zac calls the family home to check that everything is ok. He speaks to his mum, Heather, who says that the neighbours had called with news of the warning. She tells Zac that she and his dad, Mike, are putting their bushfire safety plan into action to 'stay and defend'. Zac says he he'll be home soon to help, and asks whether he should pick up his younger brother, Aiden, from basketball. Heather is grateful and says this would allow her more time to put clothing protection kits together and make preparations.

QUESTION

What does Heather put together in the clothing protection kits?
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Zac has just taken a lunch break from work when he hears of an 'extreme' fire warning where his family property is located. Zac checks his phone and notices that he has some missed calls from the family. Zac immediately calls home, and speaks to his Mum, Heather. Heather tells him that they have been putting their bushfire survival plan into action and have been filling troughs with water and moving vehicles to safer zones. She tells Zac to stay with his friend Ritchie, as it is not safe to return home.

Zac says he will get his younger brother from basketball and refuge at Ritchie's house.

QUESTION

Why do the baths and sinks get filled with water in preparation for a bushfire?
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Zac is working in town at a local store when he hears of a 'code red' bushfire warning where his family property is situated. Zac immediately calls the family home. His Dad Mike answers, and is relieved to hear from him. They had to put the 'stay and defend' plan into place quickly, and are now in the home watching the fire from the kitchen window. Mike has ABC Local Radio tuned in for updates on wind directions and bushfire movement. Zac says he will seek refuge at his friend Ritchie's house, and will keep his phone close by if they need to call. Zac will also collect his younger brother from basketball so that he is safe.

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Mike is able to keep an eye on the fire from the kitchen window. Should other windows be...?
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