with Joan Webster OAM Author of
The Complete Bushfire Safety Book and Essential Bushfire Safety Tips.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The absolute destruction of houses down to twisted metal and
ash is not caused by the bushfire itself, but by the burning contents of the
Often the vegetation near the house is untouched by fire.
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. People
need to be aware which aspect of houses lead most to the most destruction: 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.’
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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.