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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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