Author(s): Joan Webster
"The complete, comprehensive, unequalled guide to bushfire safety in Australia. Thoroughly researched, with up to date information on every aspect of the subject. "I commend this book to every Australian... It could save your life" - N.P. Cheney, CSIRO Bushfire Behaviour and Management Group Background to bushfires, bushfire cycles, bushfire behaviour, how to prepare for bushfire season, the decision - evacuate or stay and what to do when bushfire threatens are all covered."
Joan Katherine Webster is an award-winning freelance journalist, a newspaper columnist, poet, broadcaster, stage and television drama and satirical comedy writer, and an historian. Her first book was a children's novel, GATE CRASHED, published in 1976 under the name Joan Seppings. She has also been widely published under the byline Joan Seppings Webster. In 1991 she co-authored, with Sir George Reid, Q.C., M.L.A., his biography IN AND ABOUT PARLIAMENT. In 1987 the first edition of this book was accepted as a nomination for the BHP Pursuit of Excellence awards. In 1988, in recognition of her work on bushfires, Joan Webster was appointed consultant to the Victorian Ministry of Education to advise on bushfire safety in schools and community refuges. In 1990 she received the Australian Fire Protection Association's Community Service Award. She is currently working on another book and teaching Effective Writing classes.