Some people will need to do a lot more than others to prepare for and reduce their risk of fire.
You can seek expert advice from the CFA website. Several links to this site are outlined below.
It has comprehensive planning guides available for assessing your fire risk, personal planning, and details on community events to assist your preparation for the fire season.
Increase your chances of Surviving a Fire
- preparing your property and yourself for the actions of fire and gaining knowledge in how to prevent a fire
- having the necessary equipment and knowledge ready should a fire approach you or your property
- having all members of a property familiar with the fire plan
- The best form of protection in a bushfire is to have all of the above in place before a fire approaches, therefore giving yourself the best chance of survival.
- It is important that you familiarise yourself with the risks of your area, grass or bush fire etc.
- It is also highly important that you familiarise yourself with the CFA website BEFORE THE FIRE SEASON or at least BEFORE A FIRE STARTS.
- Gaining an understanding of the nature of fires and what to DO and NOT DO before, during and after a fire could save your life and those of your loved ones.
By becoming familiar with the concepts of fire prevention; you have less chance of accidently starting a bushfire and more chance of protecting your property and assets should a bushfire approach. If you are unable to access this information at www.cfa.vic.gov.au, you can call for a Fire Ready Kit on 1800 240 667.
Bushfire Survival Plan
Everyone close to or in a bushfire prone area should have a Bushfire Survival Plan.
You must be ready.
Do not wait:
It is important that you do not wait for an official warning before you take action.
If a bushfire starts nearby there may not be time for an official warning.
You must always be alert and vigilant in regard to what is happening around you.
CFA Current Fires and Warnings: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-and-incidents/index.htm
Note: A cordless phone will not work if you lose your electricity supply. Make sure you have a battery operated radio and more than one set of batteries ready to be used if needed.
Mitchell Shire is in the North Central Fire Ban District
Know your total Fire ban district pdf download - CFA Fire Ban Districts
Fire Danger Ratings
CFA Current Fire Danger Ratings
Other useful CFA Information
For more information visit the http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/ or call the Bushfire Information Line on1800 240 667.