The complete, comprehensive, unequalled guide to bushfire safety in Australia. Thoroughly researched, with up to date information on every aspect of the subject. "I commend this book to every Australian...It could save your life" - N.P. Cheney, CSIRO Bushfire Behaviour and Management Group Background to bushfires, bushfire cycles, bushfire behaviour, how to prepare for bushfire season, the decision - evacuate or stay and what to do when bushfire threatens are all covered.
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Random House Australia
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Author Biography - Joan Webster
Joan Webster OAM has probably done more than any other private individual to help people and their homes to be safer during a bushfire. The Complete Bushfire Safety Book caused a revolution in bushfire safety for the public when it was first published in 1986 and is acclaimed by fire authorities as the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the subject. Many concepts now familiar in official bushfire brochures were devised by Joan Webster OAM and first published in The Complete Bushfire Safety Book. They include- the a bushfire safety plan, the, actions lists of what to do at various stages of bushfire threat, the personal Survival Kit, protective window shutters, special needs of children and the frail, care of pets, holiday safety and safety for precious possessions. Her ground-breaking analysis of the stay-go dilemma in 1986 helped shape official policy. Her book is used as a resource by fire and emergency authorities and government departments throughout Australia and to train their officers. Readers praise its readability. 'I didn't want to put it down' ... 'I read it like a novel'. In 1990 she received the Australian Fire