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Summer is around the corner, be fire ready

Wool Blankets & Fire Safety

Wool is naturally flame resistant

  • Wool’s inherent chemical structure makes wool naturally flame resistant. 

100% Wool blankets are an essential safety item: 

  • Woollen blankets are an essential fire safety item to have on hand during fire season: 

  • Keep woollen blankets in the car and at home

  • 100% Woollen blankets are recommended by all the fire authorities across Australia 

Wool offers a greater level of fire safety than other fibres 

  • Cotton catches alight at 255°C

  • Polyester melts at 252-292°C 

  • Nylon succumbs at an even lower 160-260°C

  • The temperature must reach 570-600°C before wool will ignite; 

  • Wool never melts so it can’t stick to the skin like many common synthetics.

Fire Safety Recommendations from the NSW RFS

If you are caught in a fire

    • Call Triple Zero 000

    • Park off the road in a clear area away from trees, scrub and tall grass

    • Face the front of your car towards the fire

    • Stay in the car below the windows to protect yourself from radiant heat

    • Turn off the engine and turn on headlights and hazard lights

    • Close windows and air vents

    • Cover yourself with a woollen blanket

    • Drink plenty of water

    • Cover your mouth with a damp cloth

    • Stay down until the sound of the fire has passed, carefully leave the car (it will be hot)

Emergency survival kit

Prepare an emergency survival kit before the bushfire season starts. Having a prepared kit means having easy access to things that can help you survive a bushfire or other natural disaster. It will be in one handy location.

This kit will help you regardless of whether you are going to leave, or stay and actively defend your home.

Some of the things you might include are:

    • Portable battery-operated radio

    • Waterproof torch

    • Spare batteries

    • First aid kit with manual

    • Candles with waterproof matches

    • Woollen blankets

    • Emergency contact numbers

    • Waterproof bag for valuables

Before you leave, you should add:

  • Cash, ATM cards, credit cards

  • Medications, toiletries and sanitary supplies

  • Special requirements for infants, elderly, injured, disabled

  • Mobile phone and charger

  • Combination pocket knife

  • Important documents, valuables and photos (in a waterproof bag)

  • Change of clothes for everyone

  • Drinking water (at least three litres per person per day)

Keep your Emergency Survival Kit in a waterproof storage container in a location that is easy to get to and that the whole family knows about. This will make it quick and easy to find when you need it. Remember to prepare for your pets as well. Make sure your pet is wearing an identification tag. If you're leaving, take a leash & basket.

Get the latest fire safety advice from your state or territory authority:








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