This video, taken last week by a family escaping the Camp Fire as it impacts on the town of Paradise in California, shows exactly what you risk if you evacuate too late. The video is taken by a child in the back seat, the mother prays while the father drives. They are extremely lucky to be alive. Many other people who attempted the same trip died in the attempt. For context this video is taken in the afternoon, but it appears as if it is taken at midnight.
We post this because many people think they can wait until the fire arrives to evacuate. But that is too late. The majority of people who have been killed by bushfires in Western Australia were in the process of evacuating when they died.
If you live in the bush have a plan for what to do when (not if) the bushfire occurs.If that plan includes evacuation (and it should) you should always leave well before the fire arrives. If you can see the flames it is too late.Thousands were forced to evacuate in Butte County as the 'Camp Fire' ravaged the town of Paradise. Courtesy: Brynn Chatwood ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you City of Kalamunda. Despite being busy with training and prescribed burning, the Brigade has done nearly 250 hours of community engagement and bush fire ready activities in the lead up to Summer. Thanks to VFRS and SES for their help.
As we watch what's happening in California, the time is now to prepare for the upcoming fire season. Prepare your property, and have a 5 minute fire chat.
Are you planning on leaving early? WHEN will you know to leave? WHERE will you go? WHICH way will you go?
The City of Kalamunda would like to say thank you to all of the hardworking members of the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Kalamunda Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service, @Kalamunda State Emergency Service, and Chris and Eddie from @Kalamunda Bushfire Ready!
Along with their tireless volunteer work in protecting our community, the Brigades have supported and engaged residents to provide valuable bushfire preparedness and emergency safety advice, at recent community events. 🚒
Thank you to each of you, for your dedication, your service to community and your support to prepare and respond to bushfire and emergency incidents in the City of Kalamunda! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
This is monumental and this could happen in any place as Climate Chan ge must have some effect and looks that no Respite incooler weather.............Hope that those missing are safe as communications might be the real problem you hope that they got through.............
A HUGE congratulations to our team who competed in the Firefighter races and truck pull at the @apesgames2018 on the weekend. They won Gold in the burn over drill. Great work guys. . . . . . #firebregade #firefighter #apesgames2018 #gold #teamspirit #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #bushfirebrigade #a62 ... See MoreSee Less