OAKWOOD

FIRE PLAN

EMERGENCY FIRE BRIGADE NUMBER   000

TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS 

All rugs and fly masks will be removed from all horses and replaced after ban is finished. 

Halters to be left on gates. 

Agistees may consider removing their horse from the property on these days.

IMMINENT FIRE THREAT TO PROPERTY

Horses left on the property in private paddocks will be removed from their paddocks and held in the float carpark. This is the safest place for them as this area is large and vegetation free. 

Gates to laneways (by timber day yards) will be closed. 

Horses must be rug, halter and fly-mask free.

Do not leave horses inside the stable complex or in the arenas.  The indoor will fill with smoke and the outdoor has rubber in the surface which will burn.

Close all roller doors to indoor complex.  This will prevent embers from blowing into the complex.

Horses in the group paddocks may be left in their own paddock if well eaten down as they will need room to run.   

The gate to these paddocks will be opened. 

School horses will be put into well eaten down paddock – gates between paddocks can be left open but gates to laneways closed. 

IMPORTANT:  IF THERE IS NO POWER, THERE IS NO WATER OR LANDLINE.

FILL BUCKETS AND LEAVE AROUND THE COMPLEX ON TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS.

Once the fire front has passed, horses should be put back into their own paddocks if safe to do so – they may be panicked and hard to handle!

All horses should be checked thoroughly for any possible injuries and the VET called immediately, if required.

Water from troughs can be utilised to help put out spot fires so buckets should be filled and kept by troughs beforehand.

DO NOT TRY TO FIGHT FIRE IN THONGS AND SHORTS – DRESS APPROPRIATELY!!

HORSES CANNOT BE MOVED FROM THE PROPERTY IF THE FIRE IS CLOSE AND

PROPERTY IN EXTREME DANGER

 

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRY AND COME TO THE PROPERTY AT THIS TIME

BE VIGILANT AND DO NOT RISK YOUR OWN SAFETY