with Joan Webster OAM Author of
The Complete Bushfire Safety Book and Essential Bushfire Safety Tips.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Bushfires do not ‘sweep through’ towns. Look at the pictures of
houses burning at Roleystone,
WA. The trees are untouched. As
always, houses burn down from the inside when embers are blown inside.
When no one is at home to put out an ember that has blown inside, a
household item ignites. Fire then
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.
which aspect of houses lead most to the most destruction: not the fire front,
the embers; not the cladding, the contents!
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.’
Buy this book online now
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.