Preparing for an emergency

Understanding the Fire Danger Rating will help you make decisions about what actions you need to take according to forecast weather conditions.

Know the ratings and what they mean, visit the Fire Danger Rating guide for more information.

In a large bushfire emergency event fire trucks may not be available to come to every property. A properly prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire than one that hasn’t been prepared.

Knowing your risk and making a plan before the fire season begins will help you decide whether you should leave early or stay and defend your property. Leaving early is always the safest option when a bushfire threatens your home.

The Tasmania Fire Service has developed:

Community Bushfire Protection Plans

Tasmania Fire Service has prepared a number of Community Bushfire Protection Plans to assist communities.  Plans are available for:

Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods Program

This program focuses on building a shared responsibility approach to bushfire preparedness through recognising that individuals, communities and TFS all play a key part.

The program aim is to build resilience and capacity in bushfire prevention and preparedness.  Visit the Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods website for more information, advice and resources.

The Australian Red Cross has developed:

  • Rediplan – which you can also get from our offices.