Hazard reduction activities
Firebreaks are only one part of fire prevention. Hazard reduction activities will also increase your preparedness for an emergency.
You can reduce hazards by:
- Manual clearing
- Mechanical clearing
- Chemical spraying (should be undertaken from June-September – may need two applications)
- Hazard reduction burning
- Keeping grass short and green remove grass clippings
- Hand and mechanical clearing can be safer than burning and easier to organise and maintain.
Note, you are not required to remove all your vegetation as this would have a large impact on the environment and property.
For more information on hazard reduction, refer to the brochure below.