No one in Victoria - no matter where they live or what their fire experience has been - can afford to be complacent about fire preparation. Individuals and householders have a key role to play in the fire preparation effort.
The CFA has produced the FireReady Kit to help you understand your bushfire risk, prepare your property and develop a Bushfire Survival Plan based on your decision to leave early or to actively defend your property.
Not all homes can be defended from bushfire and survival must be your main priority.
The kit includes five linking publications plus some smaller brochures. The five linking publications have been designed to work together in a sequence.
To order a kit phone the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667 or go to www.cfa.vic.gov.au.
The VicEmergency website has a real-time Google Map display with emergency events including fires, floods, storms, power outages, hazardous material incidents and traffic incidents. It also includes links to important planning and recovery information on fire and flood
To visit VicEmergency, go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
The Victorian Government's FireReady app provides fire warnings and information and can withstand the high levels of demand expected during peak fire periods.
FireReady app users will be able to see a live incident map for their current location advising them of incidents, warnings, fire danger ratings and total fire bans. Users will automatically receive push notifications for fire danger ratings of Severe, Extreme and Code Red, as well as for days of Total Fire Ban.
The app is available for Apple and Android. For more information about the new FireReady app, visit www.firereadyfaq.emergency.vic.gov.au/.
Red Cross leave early plan
Being prepared for an emergency can save lives and help people to recover and get back up on their feet more quickly. The Red Cross 'Bushfires -Preparing to Leave Early' Plan assists people to be better prepared, better connected to each other and more resilient when emergencies happen.
To complete the Red Cross 'Bushfires - Preparing to Leave Early' Plan, visit www.redcross.org.au/fire-planning-made-easier-for-people-who-need-it-most.aspx.
More information at www.redcross.org.au/emergency-services.aspx.
Greater Dandenong Municipal Fire Management Plan
Uncontrolled fire presents a threat in not only rural areas, but also residential and industrial areas, which make up the majority of the City of Greater Dandenong.
This Municipal Fire Management Plan looks forward three years, taking into account the various environments in which people live and work. The Plan fits in with the Greater Dandenong’s commitment in its community charter to provide for a safer city, providing protection for residents, their homes and businesses.
Download the Greater Dandenong Municipal Fire Management Plan (PDF - 2MB)