Try to move away from the fire by going across the slope and then downhill away from the fire

Never try to outrun a fire by going uphill (Bushfires travel faster uphill)

Never attempt to run through a fire unless:

  • The flames are only small - less than 1.2m (4 feet)
  • You can see safe ground close by

Try to shelter from the fire by seeking bare ground or recently burnt ground.

Look for a refuge from radiated heat. This could be a creek bed, rock, trench or hollow.

Remove as much combustible material as possible.

Keep low to the ground and cover every exposed body part. The more cover the better!