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Fire Danger - info and action plans

The Fire Danger Season for the Mt Lofty Ranges generally falls over the period commencing in November and concluding in May of each year, during which time Woodhouse has a TOTAL FIRE BAN. These dates change each year, please check the CFS website for further information. Total Fire Ban days may fall outside the fire season and the fire response plan applies on these days. 

Our number one priority is the safety of our guests. While Woodhouse has multiple open areas free from heavy fuel loads, due to the enthusiasm and diligence of our staff, further care is taken to prepare the site and staff prior to and throughout each Fire Danger Season. 

These extracts from the Bushfire Action Plan (BAP) provide information on matters likely to be of most concern when planning a Camp at Woodhouse during the fire danger period. Camp organisers can obtain copies of the full plan from Woodhouse if required.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BUSHFIRE ACTION PLAN 

During the Fire Danger Season, it is our policy that

  • All fires, smoking and hot works are strictly prohibited. 
  • Gas BBQs may be used in undercover Basecamps only.
  • Woodhouse will be closed if the fire danger rating is Catastrophic. 
  • Closing the site will also be considered when the rating is Extreme or Woodhouse Manager considers the conditions are too hazardous or has advice stating that site closure is mandatory. 
  • All bookings for the day of catastrophic danger will be notified that the site is closed and subsequently cancelled.
  • Any guests staying on site during any period of a catastrophic day will be required to vacate the site once the warning has been issued. Woodhouse staff can assist with the evacuation via Flagstaff Coaches should it be required. Evacuation is required before the day commences (0000 hrs) or in worst case scenario early morning the day of.
  • Woodhouse Manager is to liaise with CEO and Marketing Manager to advise the public via marketing channels and social media that the site will close for the following day.

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