Prepare for bushfire season
Bushfires travel faster uphill than downhill.
Bad bushfires in Queensland are most common from August to January.
Bushfires can be so hot they can burn bare skin from 100 metres away.
In December 2013 to January 2014, fires on North Stradbroke Island forced the evacuation of hundreds of holidaymakers.
2800 bushfires burned eight million hectares of land in Queensland during 2002-3.
During a bushfire you can't expect a fire truck at every house.
You might not live anywhere near bushland, but fires can affect you when you're away on holidays or on business.
Small lingering embers in gutters or backyards full of leaves and vegetation can burn down homes like the full bushfire force.
A change in wind or vegetation can make a small fire metres high in seconds.
Major bushfires have occurred from Stanthorpe to Cape York.
Around 40,000 firefighters are ready to support their communities across Queensland.