Fire Danger Season Do’s and Don’ts

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES

Let’s have a chinwag about what you should and shouldn’t be using during a State of Fire Emergency! ?

Properly constructed gas BBQs in the open are okay. Have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby.

Properly constructed pizza ovens are okay. Have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby.

Chainsaws are okay, provided the chain is tight to minimise the chance  of sparks, and have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby.

Welding and grinding are not okay in an open area where sparks can cause a fire. Welding and grinding on job sites clear of vegetation is  okay. Have a fire extinguisher or buckets of water nearby.

Water pumps are okay, provided grass is cleared away from it. 

Even better if it is raised on a brick or cement platform. Have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby.

Mowers and whipper-snipers are okay, provided necessary precautions  are taken because rock strike can spark and cause a fire. Have a fire  extinguisher or buckets of water handy.

Smokers used by  beekeepers are okay because the flame is enclosed, however, the flame  should be extinguished if you move between sites.

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