As we enter the warmer months here are some simple steps you can take to get ready now for the upcoming bushfire season.
During an emergency such as a bushfire, it is hard to think clearly. You may forget important things or waste valuable time deciding where to go.
There are some simple steps you can take to get ready now:
- familiarise yourself with the new Australian Fire Danger Ratings and check them every day during the fire season
- make your fire plan and talk with your family about what you will do. Just as every family or household is unique, every plan will be different
- if you live in a regional area at risk of bushfires or grassfires, be prepared to leave early on very high-risk days or if a fire starts. Leaving early is the safest option.
Visit https://www.vic.gov.au/plan-and-prepare for more information.
You don’t have to live in the country to be at risk of fire. If you live near areas that have significant bush, forest, long grass, or coastal scrub, then you need to plan ahead for the fire season.
Visit https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/before-and-during-a-fire/your-bushfire-plan for more information.