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Bushfire Safer Places 2017/18

A Bushfire Safer Place is a place of relative safety and may be used as a place for people to stay in or as a place of first resort for those people who have decided that they will leave high risk locations early on a bad fire weather day.

Properties on the outskirts of such locations generally face a higher level of risk when compared with those nearer the center of the designated area. The relative safety of these properties can be improved by property owners undertaking appropriate bushfire safety works to ensure they don't place themselves and the greater community at risk.

A Bushfire Safer Place is relatively safe from bushfire because:

It is located in an area of generally low levels of bushfire fuel; It is sufficiently distant from continuous bushland or forest to reduce the risk of sparks and embers; Bushfire travel will be interrupted by: Established gardens and lawns; Road networks and other low fuel areas; There is likely to be access to emergency, health and other community services. If your Bushfire Survival Plan includes relocating to a Bushfire Safer Place you should:

Identify where your nearest Bushfire Safer Place is and if there are extra suitable alternatives; Work out how you will get there and if there are any alternative routes to take; Work out how long it will take you to get there; Decide under what circumstances you will relocate and what your trigger points for action will be; Plan for your relocation; when, where and what you will take etc. The CFS recommends that if you intend to relocate to a Bushfire Safer Place you should do so early in the day. Last minute decisions to relocate in the face of fire are extremely dangerous.

Will you be safe in a Bushfire Safer Place?

There are no guarantees regarding your safety if you choose to stay in a Bushfire Safer Place or if you relocate to one. However it is unlikely you will be exposed to direct flame or severe radiant heat. You may be exposed to spark, embers and smoke, secondary fires may start in vegetation, gardens and structures from these sparks and embers. Therefore it is important to remember that even if your property is located within a Bushfire Safer Place you should prepare your home and undertake appropriate bushfire hazard management on your property.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Bushfire Safer Places 2017/18
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status inactive
Hosted/Linked Linked
Update Frequency infrequently
Landing Page https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/b544f9a2-35bd-4ff6-9577-1a8ef1e848e4
Date Published September 17, 2017
Page Updated August 13, 2018
Contact Point
SA Country Fire Service
freeman.peter@cfs.sa.gov.au
Contact Point
Martijn van der Merwe
martijn.vandermerwe@sa.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 01-09-2017
Geospatial Coverage South Australia
Jurisdiction Government of South Australia
Data Portal data.sa.gov.au
Publisher/Agency SA Country Fire Service
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