Step 3. Prepare your property
This week it’s time to prepare your home, yard or farm property for fire season.
A well-prepared home is easier to defend against fire and is safer for you and volunteer firefighters.
Watch (with your family) the NSW RFS videos to help you plan the jobs you need to do to make sure your home is well prepared:
View the Get Ready videos
Set aside some time on the calendar when you will undertake the jobs listed to prepare your home.
Complete Step 3 in the Bushfire Survival Plan(PDF, 4MB).
It’s a fact that many homes are under-insured for bushfire and can’t be rebuilt for the amount they are insured for.
Check your insurance policy and talk to your insurer if you think this might be the case.
Place a copy of your insurance documents in the emergency kit, or make sure you have the 'Know Risk' insurance tracker app on your phone to keep track of your policies.
If you can’t physically do the work to prepare your home, please don’t hesitate to ask your family, friends or engage a service to help you. If you have limited support from these sources, then the NSW RFS’s AIDER service may be able to help you. There’s information on the RFS website or you can call 8741 4955 or email email@example.com.