We lost 116 homes, including mine, in the 2015 Wye River bushfire. I hope that other communities can avoid such devastation through the Bushfire Resilience Star Rating Project.
As a former fire fighter, I can only hope that property owners and whole communities adopt the Bushfire Resilience Star Rating program, preparedness will absolutely reduce life and property losses.
We got a Star Rating assessment for our home and have already undertaken the prevention works to get a higher Star Rating. Now we know much more about what to do to to prepare for bushfire.