FIRE CONTROL - RURAL


Bush fires are a real and ongoing summer problem in rural districts. However, there are a number of basic measure that the land owner can take to mitigate the risk of fire. This includes sensible growth and control of vegetation, trees and litter around the homestead. AD


Further sensible controls and cleanliness in the paddocks and around farm buildings are shown in the diagrams below:

FALLOW PADDOCKS HELP PROTECT THE HOMESTEAD AND ALSO PROVIDE AN AREA ONTO WHICH STOCK CAN BE MOVED TO.




FUEL BREAKS ALONGSIDE FENCELINES CAN HELP MINIMISE DAMAGE



WALL CLADDING EXTENDED TO GROUND LEVEL CAN PREVENT THE ENTRY OF SPARKS TO UNDERFLOOR AREAS




PROTECT FARM BUILDINGS WITH WIDE FUEL REDUCED AREAS