Wildfire Safety Bunkers Approved in Australia

“The first bushfire bunker to meet new state government regulations has been accredited in Victoria Australia” so reports AAP via Yahoo! 7News.

FireProofShelters.com.au looks to be at the forefront of this idea and their site offers a view of the product.

A couple of thoughts. If you can afford it why not have one installed. If you live in tornado country it could play a duel role. The larger version holds up to 8 people so multiple neighbors could share costs and use. During the winter the unit could be used for storage.

I cannot see a down side.

2 Comments

  • Mike D. says:

    Hide underground while your house burns?

    There may be better solutions. If you can afford a bunker, maybe you could afford a generator-powered foam system that could save your house. Or maybe get your neighborhood to do a FireSafe project and reduce the hazard.

    The bunker idea seems a little too bomb-shelter to me. Maybe in Israel. I hate to plan for Armageddon. Climbing out of my hole and viewing complete devastation doesn't sound like fun. I'd rather take steps to prevent the catatstrophe. But if there's no other option, I guess survivalist mode is all that's left.

  • Mike D. says:

    Hide underground while your house burns?

    There may be better solutions. If you can afford a bunker, maybe you could afford a generator-powered foam system that could save your house. Or maybe get your neighborhood to do a FireSafe project and reduce the hazard.

    The bunker idea seems a little too bomb-shelter to me. Maybe in Israel. I hate to plan for Armageddon. Climbing out of my hole and viewing complete devastation doesn't sound like fun. I'd rather take steps to prevent the catatstrophe. But if there's no other option, I guess survivalist mode is all that's left.