BUSHFIRE SELF-DEFENCE SUPPORT CENTRE
This support centre is for people who want to save their house in a bushfire attack rather than evacuate and risk losing it.
It is for those who understand that self defence solves problems, because when you save the house, you save the person and the house.
EMPOWERMENT and CONFIDENCE through INFORMATION, TECHNIQUES, COACHING
Background articles and knowledge updates:
The more you know about bushfire behaviour and how to apply it, the more empowered you are to self-defend and survive a severe bushfire attack.
Bushfire behaviour basics
How we apply bushfire behaviour to protect ourselves and our house
Bushfire suppression in practice
2019 / 2020 Bushfire Tragedy Queensland, NSW, Victoria
Queensland fires = Peregian and NSW fires in Spring 2019 = Long Gully, Busbys Flat and Minimbah / Tuncurry were allowed to run, but when the severe weather blow-up day came, they escaped containment and caused death, house loss and distress. All avoidable if best practice suppression principles were practiced. People were caught by surprise, unprepared. If they choose self defence, they can isolate their house from such mistakes.
Bushfire History of Victoria
Evacuation is a counter-productive policy for bushfires, which are preventable disasters
Can you really save your house in a bushfire attack? “YES”, says Denis, “I did it on the most severe bushfire day in Victoria, Black Saturday with our proven system. I taught and coached a family – before, during and after the attack. I know other people who did without our system. In fact, 45% of properties were occupied during the bushfire attacks of Black Saturday”.
What about the deaths during Black Saturday? “Our study of Royal Commission data found that deaths occurred on 2% of the occupied properties. The Royal Commission studied deaths closely and found that many followed the advice of fire authorities, thinking they were safe. It since asked the fire authorities to upgrade their information, but apart from strong warnings about the risk of death, nothing much has changed in core message”.
Red Eagle caution: —— To defend your property successfully in a severe bushfire attack, there are certain things you must know and must do. Think of it like driving a car. There are pre-requisites for safe driving. As with everything, there is a right way and a wrong way. Learn the right way from us.
We love the science, but we want the resident and fire fighter to better understand bushfire behaviour and what it means to them. So we try to include all the science bits, but write in plain English.