What to do in case of fire


Do not forget to inform your tenants / guests about the fire risks.

Before the season :

  • Keep clear scrub within 75m radius of all buildings and pool

  • Thin out and trim trees to maintain 3m distance betweem them and also buildings

  • Cut away branches lower than 2,5m

  • Clean out gutters, roof and ditches

  • Test all motor driven waterpumps and check fuel supply

In the event of a fire :

  • Except if told by the authorities to evacuate, do not leave the house, where you are safe

  • Do not set off by road in an attempt to escape the fire!!

  • Once the aerial water bombers are deployed the electricity supply will be cut off

  • Open all gates to the house to allow fire brigade access 

  • Close all doors and shutters

  • Park cars inside or near a wall away from the wind

  • Take all gas bottles (and other incendairy items) inside

  • Take your pets inside and keep them away from smoke

  • Take waterpumps and hoses inside. They will be useful to put out little pockets of fire after the fire has passed

  • If smoke comes in the house block it out with wet towels

  • If the fire goes over the house you will hear a violent noise for a few minutes. When this noise fades, carefully go outside to put out any pockets of fire left. Be careful if the wind changes direction and the fire comes back again.

  • After the fire has passed inform family, neighbours, landlords.... that you are ok

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The fire brigade may use the water from the pool to put out the fire

In the event of being evacuated by the authorities :

  • Prepare yourselves for evacuation by collecting together items for an emergency kit