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Emergency Preparedness
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Emergency Preparedness
Every Victorian is asked to plan and prepare for fire.

Are you prepared for this summer?

Emergency Management Victoria has launched it's bushfire preparedness campaign ‘How well do you know fire?'.

Every Victorian is asked to plan and prepare for fire. The campaign website has a lot of useful information: https://www.vic.gov.au/how-well-do-you-know-fire

Preparing for the risks

Bushfires are a major risk threatening life and property in Victoria. There are a number of ways you can prepare your family and  property to minimise a bushfire's impact and give you peace of mind throughout the fire season.

Plan and Prepare

You can locate valuable information on how to plan and prepare for fires on the Country Fire Authority website.

Forest Fire Management Victoria have great advice for communities on managing fuel and risks, with planned burning information listed also.

New National All Hazard Warning System

As the result of the Royal Commission into the National Natural disaster Arrangements, a recommendation was the need for a national all hazard warning system, Australia wide.

This clip https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/australian-warning-system/ provides a quick overview to community. Below also explains further.

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https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/australian-warning-system/


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Further information and links

VicEmergency App

The VicEmergency app provides community information and warnings for all types of emergencies in Victoria and brings together emergency information and warnings from agencies including:

Other Resources

Emergency Contacts in East Gippsland

For all emergencies dial 000

Police / Fire / Ambulance - 000

Victorian Bushfire Information Line - 1800 240 667. Callers with hearing or speech difficulties can use textphone / telewriter (TTY) on 1800 555 677.

SES - 132 500

SES Flood and Storm Information Line - 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737)

East Gippsland Shire Council - 5153 9500

East Gippsland Water - 1300 134 202

Electricity - AusNet Services: Powerlines - 131 799, Transmission Network - 1800 111 164

Gas Emergencies - 136 707

Hospital – Bairnsdale - 5150 3333

Lifeline - 131 114

Poison Information - 131 126

RACV - 131 111

Traffic information and road closures - 131 170

Wildlife injuries - 1300 094 535

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Friday, January 22, 2021