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Writing a bushfire survival plan

Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 - 17:00

Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, meaning everyone could be affected by a fire at some time. It’s important to understand your level of risk to learn what to do before and during a fire.

Taking steps to get prepared before the fire season means you know what to do when you’re at risk of fire. Just as every family or household is unique, every fire plan will be different.

The CFA website has lots of information including a Bushfire survival planning template – Leaving early to help you write down your plan.

'Leaving early' means being away from high risk areas before there are any signs of fire. It does not mean waiting for a warning or a siren. It does not mean waiting to see or smell smoke. It’s up to you to decide where you will go on a fire risk day. Don’t wait and see.

The Vic Emergency app and website provide a centralised location to access timely emergency information and warnings.

To receive location specific app alerts when warnings are issued or incidents occur, you need to set up your watch zones.

For more information, visit

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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 January, 2020 - 16:40