Canberrans can now do their bushfire survival plans on their portable devices with the launch of a new mobile app by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell.
“The single most important thing Canberra households can do to get ready for bushfires this summer is to complete a bushfire survival plan,” Mr Corbell said.
“Experience from many bushfires throughout Australia has taught us that having a plan and enacting it before or when a fire starts is a key factor in keeping safe and reducing the impact on households.”
The ESA has now developed a mobile version of its Bushfire Survival Plan, called MyFirePlan app.
“The MyFirePlan app is available now to download from the Apple and Android app stores onto mobile phones or tablets,” Mr Corbell said.
“The MyFirePlan app guides users through the process of filling out a Bushfire Survival Plan.”
The MyFirePlan app:
- Helps you assess your bushfire risk.
- Provides a checklist of tasks to undertake when preparing your property.
- Tells you what things to include in your Emergency Survival Kit.
- Helps you decide now if you plan to stay and defend, or leave early during a bushfire.
“The app also links to information about fires burning in your area, provides a checklist you can refer to during a fire and displays the live ACT Fire Danger Rating,” Mr Corbell said.
“As fire agencies have been telling the community for several years now, planning to make a plan is not a plan.
“I encourage all ACT residents to download the MyFirePlan app or the Bushfire Survival Plan from the ESA website and complete it before summer arrives.”
For more information about the MyFirePlan app go to the ESA website esa.act.gov.au
(Simon Corbell Media Release)