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Fire Action Week 2010

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11 Oct 2010
Fire Action Week is a whole-of-government initiative to help all Victorians prepare and plan for the 2010/11 fire season.

Fire Action Week is happening from Sunday 10 – Sunday 17 October 2010.

The week includes events such as: community meetings, park clean-ups, Fire Ready Victoria presentations and a number of media events aimed at raising fire awareness.

The objectives of the week are:

· To encourage residents in high-risk areas to create a fire plan for their individual situation

· To encourage people travelling in Victoria during bushfire season to have a fire plan

· To support action on the ground that will lift fire preparedness in the broader community

See Premier John Brumby's media release: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/component/content/article/12202.html

Information to look out for:

Every Victorian household will receive a letter this week from the State Government advising them of Fire Action Week, and what people can do to get prepared for the Summer fire season.

The Herald Sun Fire Ready Guide to the summer fire season will be released this Saturday 16 October with the paper.

Events MFB are participating in:

Wednesday 13 October, 10am - City of Whitehorse and MFB will be holding a community clean up event in Blackburn Lake. Local community groups and the local Primary School will also be participating.

Friday 15 October, 10.30am - Friday Display with a Summer Fire Preparedness focus will be held at Eastern Hill, all public welcome!

To view a full list of events across Victoria visit: http://cfa.vic.gov.au/fireactionweek.htm

So get ready!

Now is a great time to get prepared and understand your Summer fire risks. So:

  • No matter where you live, have a fire plan and prepare your property
  • When you're on holidays know your surroundings
  • If you have a property outside Melbourne, don’t forget your responsibilities to prepare your holiday home/property and have a fire plan there too
  • If you're visiting friends and family in a high-risk area, be aware and be prepared

For more information visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au

 

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