with Joan Webster OAM Author of
The Complete Bushfire Safety Book and Essential Bushfire Safety Tips.
Friday, October 12, 2012
FURNISHINGS FOR BUSHFIRE SAFETY
FURNISHINGS FOR BUSHFIRE
Fuel reduction is not just for the bush and garden. Your furnishings
are fuel, too. Inside your house needs its own hazard reduction.
embers and flames can cause house ignitions,
but the total
destruction of houses
is caused by the untended burning of its contents.
When an unattended spark or ember from bushfire is blown inside a
house,it smoulders, flares, and fire spreads through furniture
and furnishings,clothes and kitchen contents, papers and
plastics and fly-sprays and cleaning fluids until only
ash and twisted metal remain.
Be aware which aspect of houses lead most to the most destruction:
CFA Victoria endorses Essential Bushfire Safety Tips: ‘This is truly an outstanding achievement and a book that certainly could help save lives within the community. The information and advice provided within the book is especially appreciated and valued as a reference document.’
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Essential Bushfire Safety Tips (CSIRO) - Joan Webster OAM
Essential Bushfire Safety Tips (CSIRO) was written for those who want quick, easy access every known bushfire danger and its corresponding safety factor. Set out in easy-to-access dot-point one-liners, it clears a path of understanding through the tangle of conflicting official advice and public misconceptions. A stand-alone resource or additional ready-reference.
The Complete Bushfire Safety Book - Joan Webster OAM
Acclaimed by fire authorities as the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the subject, has been saving lives and homes over 20 years. Householders have written, ‘Your book has taken the fear out of summer’. This well-illustrated, easy to read book of 348 pages contains every known bushfire safety factor. Helps you make informed decisions on your safety plan. Includes the first - and still most detailed - analysis and step-by-step understanding of the stay-go dilemma.
Many of the concepts now familiar in official bushfire brochures were originally devised by Joan Webster and published in this book's first edition, in 1986.
‘I commend this book to every Australian. It could save your life’: Phil Cheney, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO. ‘There is no doubt that anyone who reads this book, and gives due weight to the information it contains, will survive their next bushfire’: The Fireman Journal (CFA). This book ranks with `Bushfires in Australia’ as a most important contribution to bushfire safety’: David Packham OAM, bushfire scientist.