Preparing for bushfires – How to prepare psychologically for a bushfire (by APS)
When your home or community is threatened by a bushfire it can be terrifying.
People who haven’t experienced it before can underestimate how stressful it can be. Most people are not able to think as clearly as usual when they are under severe stress, and this can affect their decisions and reactions.
This information sheet outlines the importance of being psychologically prepared and provides the steps for psychological preparation when a bushfire is threatening.