26 September 2023

Mobile app to simplify bushfire planning

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A new mobile app and website making the preparation of a bushfire survival plan much easier, has been announced by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The My Bushfire Plan website and mobile app guides users through the creation of a plan in easy-to-follow steps that can be completed in minutes.

Minister for Emergency Services, Francis Logan said the website and companion app would assist people to make critical decisions ahead of the bushfire season.

“It will help them decide what they will do if a bushfire threatens their home and guide them to identify when they will leave, what they will take with them and where they will go,” Mr Logan said.

“Having a plan in place before a bushfire strikes can make all the difference when decisions made during a highly stressful event can cost lives.”

He said the website and app had been launched in conjunction with a hard-hitting bushfire awareness advertising campaign.

“The new campaign urges people to rethink their personal risk with just one in 10 Western Australians having a bushfire plan,” Mr Logan said.

He said the How Fireproof is Your Plan? campaign asked the community to evaluate their bushfire plans by showing the devastating consequences of being caught in a raging fire.

“The television advertisement shows people, children and livestock trapped in dangerous bushfire scenarios after leaving it too late to leave during an emergency,” the Minister said.

“It will appear throughout the southern bushfire season on television, radio, print, online and on billboards.”

The My Bushfire Plan app is available from the App Store, Google Play or from this PS News link.

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