Next week, November 18 to 25, is Fire Action Week, and local CFA volunteers want everyone in this district to know that the bushfire season is already here.
This week, everyone in this district should make sure their property is prepared and every member of the family knows what to do if there is a fire in the area.
You might hear talk that this year is expected to be an “average” fire season.
South-east Australia is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, so an average season means there will be bushfires.
In average seasons there are homes lost and lives at risk, so don’t be complacent.
Take time to think about other people in your community who may need help preparing or who might need assistance in the lead-up to a bad day.
The CFA website, www.cfa.vic.gov.au, and the Victorian Bushfire Information Line, 1800 240 667, are good sources of advice if you don’t know how to prepare.
As the association representing CFA volunteers, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria can assure you that your local CFA brigade is trained and ready for summer, and the CFA volunteers want you to be ready, too.
Lieutenant Peter Thompson,
Volunteer Fire Brigades, Victoria, District 2