What can you do to reduce your bush fire risk?

Living surrounded by the bush is one of the reasons people are attracted to living in Hornsby Shire – and it also comes with the risk of living with fire. You don't have to live right near the bush to be at risk. Even if your home is a few streets back, you still may be at risk.

A bush or grass fire can happen at any time of the year, but the risk is higher during the warmer months, when bush, grass or scrub is drier.

Be prepared for bush fires by making sure your family has a general understanding about bush fires and bush fire safety, so they know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Bush fire preparedness is a shared responsibility for both property owners and land management agencies. Bush fire preparedness involves both the prevention and suppression of bush fires at the landscape scale and assets, including homes, being maintained in a manner that they are defendable in a bush fire. Council is involved in both strategic planning and delivering operational programs to manage bush fire risk on its land, see more about what Council is doing.

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