Launch of bushfire safety plan for 2010-11

Launch of bushfire safety plan for 2010-11

03 Dezember 2010

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Australia —  The Minister for Police and Emergency Management, Lin Thorp, has joined with the Tasmania Fire Service in encouraging Tasmanians to look at how to they can protect their homes from bushfires at the launch of the TFS 2010-11 bushfire awareness campaign.
This year’s campaign includes advertising on television, print, Facebook and YouTube – as well as the Fire Service’s new, free Bushfire Survival Plan.

Ms Thorp said 150,000 copies of the planning document would be distributed this month as inserts in the state’s three daily newspapers.

“This plan gets residents to answer a series of questions, to help develop a plan that suits each specific household’s circumstances,” she said.

“It looks at a number of issues associated with responding to a bushfire – including whether to leave early or stay and defend, emergency contact details and fire danger ratings.

Ms Thorp said this year’s campaign includes a greater emphasis on the “leaving early” message.

She said people who weren’t planning to stay and defend their home should plan to leave early.

“Fleeing at the last minute ahead of a bushfire is very dangerous,” she said.

“I would urge Tasmanians to look at the TFS Bushfire Survival Plan material and begin planning now to keep safe during the fire danger season.”

Ms Thorp said the Bushfire Survival Plan could also be found on the TFS website at


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