It's important that you use triggers to warn you of the potential for danger before a fire even starts.
Days of high fire danger are usually:
Adelaide Metropolitan: December 1 - April 30
Mount Lofty Ranges: November 17 - April 30 (Please be advised that there may be changes to services in the Mount Lofty Fire Ban District on total fire ban days.)
The most important thing on high fire risk days is to be alert to what is going on around you. Most of your preparatory actions will be the same whether you are leaving early or staying and defending. They include:
If you are planning to leave early on days of high fire danger, find out more here.
If you are planning to stay and defend on days of high fire danger, find out more here.
There may be changes to service delivery in some areas on other total fire ban days (e.g. Very High/High) as there still may be a risk to be managed and certain tasks/equipment may not be able to be undertaken/used on these days.
For information on which services may be affected click here.