Other fire emergencies

Other fire emergencies, such as bushfires, may occur outside 24-hour residential facilities.

Section overview

This section is intended primarily for staff who may be in a rural setting, but it’s also relevant to staff who work residential facilities located on the urban fringe near high levels of materials that can fuel a bushfire. In it, we’ll learn about:

•     special considerations for bushfire prevention around the residential facility
•     the steps that need to be taken when a bushfire approaches and has passed
•     the steps to take when caught in a bushfire while driving a car, and
•     any special equipment that may be required.