How to stay safe from fire this summer
This summer, protect yourself and your family by knowing what to do if a fire starts.
In Victoria, forecasts show potential for a long, hot, dry summer with parts of the state at above average fire risk.
It is your responsibility to understand the fire risk where you live and plan for what you’ll do if a fire starts.
Here are some simple tips to help you, or your family and friends, get prepared:
- check the fire risk 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