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Bushfires start when we stop paying attention

People making foolhardy decisions are responsible for a significant proportion of fires that come to police Three Operation Nomad posters with tagline Bushfires start when we stop paying attentionattention each year as part of Operation Nomad.

Fires caused by deliberate, reckless or negligent behaviour not only destroy communities and properties but have the potential to kill. South Australia Police is committed to identifying and apprehending people who deliberately light fires or engage in reckless or negligent fire lighting behaviour.

Whether its burn offs, mechanical breakdowns, farm machinery or deliberate acts of arson, poor decision making can have tragic outcomes for the community.

SAPOL has released a number of fact sheets providing tips on how to minimise the threat of bushfires:

A series of three posters has been developed as part of the Operation Nomad campaign:

Operation Nomad is the police operation dedicated to managing the threat of arson and bushfires in South Australia caused by deliberate, reckless or negligent human activity. It is also about a high visibility police presence in areas of high bushfire risk to detect suspicious activity and as a further early warning of a fire starting.Read the 2017/2018 Operation Nomad media release