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How to support a person with disability during the fire season ...

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The bushfire season has started early in Australia this year. The NSW Rural Fire Service says that people with disability are at a higher risk of danger, and leaving early is always the safest option.

Research from the United Nations shows that only 20% of people with disability could evacuate immediately, without difficulty, in the event of a sudden disaster like a bushfire.

So while emergency services have strategies in place to assist people with disability in emergency situations, it’s still very important for individuals to have plans in place in case of a bushfire.

Supporting your loved ones to make a bushfire survival plan includes making important decisions about when to leave and what to take. Here are some tips everyone can use to be better prepared for bushfires.

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Source:
Lisa Clarke, 2019, Northcott (https://northcott.com.au/)

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