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Fire Plan for Agistee Horses

OAKWOOD  RIDING  SCHOOL

FIRE PLAN

FIRE BRIGADE NUMBER   000

TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS  –  All rugs and fly masks will be removed from all horses and replaced after ban is finished.  Halters to be left on gates.  Agistees could consider removing their horse from the property on these days.

IMMINENT FIRE THREAT TO PROPERTY –  Horses left on the property in private paddocks will be removed from their paddocks.  The safest place for them is the Float Carpark, as this area is large and vegetation free.  Gates to laneways (by timber day yards) should be closed.  Ensure all horses are halter and fly-mask free.

Horses are not to be left inside the stable complex or in the arenas as the indoor will fill with smoke and the outdoor has rubber in the surface which will burn. Roller doors to indoor complex should be CLOSED to prevent embers from blowing into the complex.

The Mob horses may be left in their own paddock if well eaten down – this will depend which paddock they are in as they will need room to run.    The gate to these paddocks should be opened.  If in doubt move them to the Float Carpark.

School horses should be put into well eaten down paddock – gates between paddocks can be left open but gates to laneways closed.  If in doubt move them to the Float Carpark.

REMEMBER THAT IF THERE IS NO POWER THERE IS NO WATER OR LANDLINE

FILL BUCKETS AND LEAVE AROUND THE COMPLEX ON TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS

Once the fire front has passed, horses should be put back into their own paddocks if safe to do so – they may be panicked and hard to handle!

All horses should be checked thoroughly for any possible injuries and the VET called immediately, if required.

Water from troughs can be utilised to help put out spot fires so buckets should be filled and kept by troughs beforehand.

DO NOT TRY TO FIGHT FIRE IN THONGS AND SHORTS – DRESS APPROPRIATELY!!

HORSES CANNOT BE MOVED FROM THE PROPERTY IF THE FIRE IS CLOSE AND

PROPERTY IN EXTREME DANGER

 

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRY AND COME TO THE PROPERTY AT THIS TIME

BE VIGILANT AND DO NOT RISK YOUR OWN SAFETY

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