As the temperature is warming up down there I would like to remind you all about the risk of bush fires. The first major one we went through was Black Saturday and it was devastating and I would never like to see anything like this again. Please do not think you don't live in the country so you are safe, we lost a round 12 houses close to us and that was a built up area.
Have you got a bush fire plan ready? Have you got an emergency kit on stand by? Have you somewhere for your pets to go if needed? Have you got all your important documents put together in an air tight box. Do you know the best route out? Do you know where to head? Do you know where your closest evacuation centre is ?
All this may seem over the top but if it helps just one person be prepared then I'm happy. Every year we are on cyclone watch so have an emergency kit and plan in place, its surprising how many don't.
Take a read of this http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/attach...t_complete.pdf
It is based on Victoria but a lot of it is general advice.
Now stay safe and enjoy the heat