From the Embers Podcast - Stories from the Bushfire Crisis

From the Embers Podcast - Should I Stay or Should I Go - Ep 8


What does a “properly defended” house look like? Is it a bunker in a hill? A mop and bucket at every corner? Do you just need a hose and access to a tap? In Episode 8 of the podcast series From the Embers, the team examine the issue of bushfire plans, and defending properties against an impending bushfire.

Across Australia during the bushfire season, a repeated message is that people should only stay if they’re prepared to fight the fires, but as a bushfire approaches, even those who are most prepared, often have to make a difficult decision.

The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund directly helps people in the Victorian region: more information: 

From the Embers documentary series takes listeners to the very heart of nine communities affected by the recent bushfire crisis. The communities of the Adelaide Hills, Bairnsdale, Braidwood, Cooma, Kangaroo Island, Mallacoota, Mongarlowe, Moruya and Omeo share their stories. In the wake of COVID-19, it's easy to forget that only a few short months ago, hundreds of communities across Australia were faced with fire and smoke, homes destroyed and one of the most difficult bushfire seasons Australia has ever seen.


  • Peter and Jenny Cadby
  • Amy Fisher
  • Kevin Perry 
  • Charmaine Sellings


  • Producer: Anne Wall
  • Executive Producer and Sound Design: Sarah Mashman
  • Production Management Team: Vicky Rouse and Abe Killian
  • Engineering: Tegan Nichols
  • Script Consultation: Zoe Ferguson
  • Theme: Oliver Beard

This podcast has been brought to you by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, and is supported by The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas and The Paul Ramsay Foundation