Lesson 10 - Fire Danger Ratings
TOPIC - Outdoor Fire Safety
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Lesson 10 - Fire Danger Ratings (FDRs)
- For students to know what Fire Danger Ratings are and where to find them during the Fire Danger Period.
- For students to know that 'leaving early' is the safest option for people who live in bushfire-prone areas.
Fire Danger Ratings - CFA (Note - general CFA animation, not program specific)
- Fire Danger Ratings are used during the Fire Danger Period (usually October to May).
- The Fire Danger Rating tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started.
- Every day an arrow will point to the rating for the day.
- The higher the rating, the more dangerous the situation if a fire starts.
- Code Red is the most dangerous rating.
- On a Code Red day, do not stay in bushfire prone areas, leave the night before or early in the morning.
- Do not travel into the bush on Extreme and Code Red days.
- Ratings are forecast up to four days in advance.
- The ratings can be found:
Levels 0-1 teaching tools and activities:
Levels 2-4 teaching tools and activities:
- Activity 10.3 Fire Danger Ratings Discussion Cards