Fire Action Week 2015 - your opportunity to prepare for fire
Video: Auslan interpreted YouTube video on Fire Action Week 1-8 November (with optional English captions)
Victorians are being urged to prepare for the summer fire season, which is forecast to be long, hot and dry across the state.
Fire Action Week, 1-8 November, is Victoria’s annual fire planning and preparation week. The week also signals the start of the annual Summer Fire Campaign, in partnership with emergency services.
Fire Action Week is an opportunity to find out more about fire risk where you live, prepare your property, and decide what you’ll do if a fire starts in your area this summer.
This year, there has already been significant fires in the North Central region and summer forecasts indicate above normal fire potential in many parts of the state.
Tips to help you get prepared
This Fire Action Week, follow some simple planning and preparation tips to make sure you’re ready for the upcoming summer:
- check the fire risk where you live at cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/am-I-at-risk/
- download the FireReady app to your mobile device
- start checking Fire Danger Ratings daily at emergency.vic.gov.au/map#prepare-fdr
- check warnings and make sure you understand the three levels of warnings and what they mean
- pack a kit with important documents, photos, medications, money and clothes so you can leave easily before a fire starts
- talk to your family and friends about how you’ll know when to leave and where to go to stay safe
- do you have family, friends or neighbours who need help preparing to leave early? Talk to them about when they’re going to leave, where they’re going to go, and how you can help
- be prepared for power failure in extreme weather conditions. For more information go to energyandresources.vic.gov.au/energy/safety-and-emergencies/power-outages/guide
About the Summer Fire Campaign
Over the summer months, you’ll see fire safety messages promoted through television, radio, print and digital advertisements, as well as through social media channels.
The purpose of these messages is to prompt Victorians to understand their local risk, talk to their family or household about how to stay safe, and to make taking responsibility for their own safety, easier.
CFA brigades around the state will also be talking to their communities about the local fire risk, how to prepare, and what to do to stay safe.
For more information on how to get prepared, visit emergency.vic.gov.au
Deaf Emergency Information
This resource contains important information on preparing for, responding to and recover from bushfires, floods, extreme heat and severe storms. This resource includes Auslan videos with optional English captions and includes a downloadable & printable booklet and important links. Go to www.deafemergencyinfo.com.au