The following Evacuation Plan has been formulated with references from QRFS, Fire Ready and Bush Heritage Australia

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If you see a fire approaching your home call 000 first, and then

Sunrise at 1770 Manager Michael Lane  0484000138

In the event of a Fire Emergency the front gates will remain open to provide access for emergency services and for residents to evacuate.

Prepare For Evacuation

  • Contact your neighbours to let them know of the approaching fire.

  • Park the car in the garage, facing out with windows closed and keys in the ignition.

  • Close the garage door but leave unlocked. Disconnect automatic garage door opener in case of power failure.

  • Place documents, family mementos and pets inside car in the garage, ready for quick departure.

  • Take personal items for a stay of at least 3 days. Don’t forget to take insurance policy info, prescriptions, eye glasses, address book, mobile, charger, extra car keys, credit cards, cash.


Outside Your Home

  • Move combustible yard furniture and door mats away from the house or store it in the garage.

  • Cover windows, eave vents, sub floor vents with fire resistant material such as 12mm plywood.

  • Close window shutters if they are fire resistant.

  • Shut off propane or natural gas valves at tanks.

  • Remove excess propane or fuel tanks from property. Do not evacuate with these items. Place tanks away from structures and clear of combustibles.

  • Attach garden hoses to taps and place them so they can reach any area of your house.

  • Fill bins and buckets with water and place them where fire fighters can find them.

  • If you have an emergency generator or petrol powered pump that will supply water from a swimming pool, pond or tank, clearly mark its location and make sure it is ready to operate.

  • Place ladder against house on the side opposite the approaching fire to help fire fighters get onto your roof.


Inside Your House

  • Close all windows and doors to prevent sparks from blowing inside and minimize smoke damage.

  • Close all interior doors to slow down fire spread from room to room.

  • Turn on a light in each room, on the veranda and yard to make the house more visible.

  • Shut off propane and natural gas valves.

  • Move furniture away from windows and sliding glass doors to keep it from igniting from radiant heat.

  • Remove curtains. If you have metal blind, close them to block heat radiation.



  • Familiarise yourselves with the Sunrise Evacuation Areas.

  • Let proper authorities know of neighbours who might need assistance evacuating.

  • Use your pre planned route, away from the approaching fire front. The front gates will be set open for emergency exit and fire fighters access. Travel with car head lights on so you are more visible and be aware of on coming traffic on narrow lanes.

  • If you are trapped by fire while evacuating in your car, park in an area clear of vegetation, close all windows and vents with the AC on low and recycle, cover yourself with a blanket or jacket and lie on the floor.

  • If you are trapped by fire while evacuating on foot, find an area clear of vegetation such as the beach, cover your skin with a blanket or jacket. Avoid gullies which can concentrate and channel fire.

If You Stay In Your House When The Fire Approaches

  • Stay inside your house, away from outside walls.

  • Close all doors but leave them unlocked.

  • Keep the entire family together. Remain calm. If it is hot inside, conditions are worse outside.


After The Fire Passes

  • Check the roof immediately, extinguishing all sparks and embers.

  • Check inside the roof space for hidden embers.

  • Check the yard for burning trees, fence posts or other materials.

  • Keep the doors and windows closed.

  • Continue checking your yard and home for burning embers for at least 24hours.