Why is smoke management important?
Smoke management is important as it helps reduce the impact of smoke exposure on people and some primary production.
To reduce the impacts of smoke, it is recommended that you remove washing from the line and ensure all doors and windows remain closed until it passes. Anyone who has a medical condition that may be aggravated by smoke is advised to take adequate precautions to ensure their well-being.
Smoke can be a trigger for people with asthma and other respiratory conditions. It’s important to be prepared and know how to respond when you are exposed to smoke. To speak to someone call Asthma Australia on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462), or visit the National Asthma Council for information on bushfires and asthma.
NPWS Fire Management Officers work hard to reduce the risk of smoke from prescribed burns, along with balancing the need to reduce the risk of bushfire on the community. As a result, smoke taint has not been known to occur on grapes because of the NPWS prescribed burn program.