A local open space or building where people may gather as a last resort to seek shelter from a bushfire
Council and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) have released an updated list of the Scenic Rim’s Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP).
An NSP is a local open space or building where people may gather as a last resort to seek shelter from a bushfire.
The following sites are deemed approved NSP areas within the Scenic Rim Region until 30 June 2013:
- Beechmont Rural Fire Station, Beechmont Road, Beechmont
- Tamborine Sports Complex, Cnr Hartley Rd and Long Rd, Eagle Heights
- Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Cnr Geissmann St and Main Street, North Tamborine
- Graceleigh Park, 1925 Beechmont Road, Beechmont
- Tamborine Mountain State High, Holt Road, Tamborine Mountain
- St Bernard State School, 1/19 School Road, Tamborine Mountain
An NSP may be your contingency plan when:
- Your Bushfire Survival Plan has failed.
- Your plan was to stay but the extent of the fire means that your home cannot withstand the impact of the fire and therefore your home is not a safe place to shelter.
- The fire has escalated to an ‘extreme’ or ‘catastrophic’ level and voluntary evacuation is your safest option.
Council’s Local Disaster Coordinator Mark Griffioen said it was very important for residents living in bushfire prone areas to develop their own personal Bushfire Survival Plan, which should always be used in the first instance.
“There is no time to think in an emergency, so it is vital for people to prepare and plan before a bushfire happens,” he said.
“Whether your decision is to leave early or stay and defend your property, an NSP should be used only in the event that your Bushfire Survival Plan fails.
“In your planning, also remember to consider the distance and travel time to your nearest NSP, and update your plan every year before the bushfire season.”
For information on developing your Bushfire Survival Plan, or for more on Neighbourhood Safer Places, visit the QFRS website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.