Are you ready for a bushfire?
ARE you and your family bushfire prepared? Would your children know what to do during a bushfire emergency? Do they understand the consequences of unsafe fire behaviour?
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is reminding all Queenslanders to educate their children these school holidays about bushfire safety and involve them in family bushfire planning and preparations.
Rural Fire Service Queensland Brisbane regional manager Gary McCormack said on Wednesday parents should educate their children on the dangers of playing with fire for their safety and the safety of the wider community.
"It is important all young people understand that small fires can spread very quickly and have the potential to threaten surrounding homes, structures and even lives," he said.
"Speak to your kids about how fires can start, what is safe and unsafe fire behaviour and where bushfire prone areas are near you."
Mr McCormack said it was also important for parents to take the time and sit down to discuss the household's Bushfire Survival Plan with their family.
"Remember, it is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your home and all members of your family for the threat of bushfires," he said.
For further information visit Rural Fire Service website.