The Fire Danger Season for 2021-22 is active in the Mount Lofty Ranges from 1 December until 30 April. People who live in, work in, or visit the Adelaide Hills district should be aware of how this might impact you and what your responsibilities are.
How Fire Danger Ratings affect Council services
On days where a severe, extreme or catastrophic fire risk has been declared, some Council services may be affected.
Managing vegetation and preparing your property
Information from the Country Fire Service (CFS)
It is important to know where you can relocate to if you are threatened by a bushfire.
The care and transport of pets and livestock before, during and after a fire is something that should be considered with bushfire safety.
Emergency kits should contain what you need to help survive a bushfire, what to take with you to safety, and what you may need for up to four days following a fire.
Making a choice about what you and your household will do only as a bushfire threatens is too late. The majority of fatalities during bushfire are due to fleeing home at the last moment, but you can plan ahead with a simple 5 Minute Bushfire Plan.
Involving children in preparations
It is important to involve children in your household's bushfire planning. The Bushfire Hazards Cooperative Research Centre has produced a booklet for parents and caregivers about ways to talk to children about bushfire preparation and safety.