If Caught In Fire, On Foot – Seek Shelter

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  • Don’t panic – cover all exposed skin and hair.
  • Move across-slope, away from the fire-front, then down-slope towards the rear of the main fire-front.
  • Find open or already-burnt ground. Don’t try to outrun fire, or go uphill, or through even low flames, unless you can clearly see a safe area very close by.
  • If you can’t avoid the fire, lie face-down under a bank, rock, loose earth or in a hollow, or if possible get into a dam or stream, but not a water tank.