Easy, low-cost steps to boost your home’s bushfire protection

Wednesday October 18 2017

Blazes in remote areas of Gippsland have signalled an early start to an expected above-normal fire season and serve as a reminder for people living in bushfire-prone areas to take steps to protect their properties, families and themselves.

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has joined Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA), to urge individuals and communities to have their bushfire plans and their properties ready.

While most people living in bushfire-prone areas will have taken steps during the year to ensure they are prepared should their property be threatened, there are some quick and affordable actions people can still take in the lead-up to summer. 

Research shows that ember attack was the key factor in more than 85 per cent of houses destroyed by bushfire. Many of the measures to prevent ember attack are low-to-moderate cost and easy to act upon …

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