The Great Oz Eddventure #15 – Total Fireban

When the weather reaches a certain high temperature and has a certain wind speed the ACT government issues a total fireban so that small fires could not become a bush fire.
Working at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve we have to follow this strictly, and actually close the reserve on total fireban days.  This is for public safety as there is only one way out of the reserve which would create a bottle neck should a fire occur.
I just thought that I would mention this as a lot of people were surprised why we were closed on Australia Day.