It is important to create a home emergency plan, in the event of a fire or other emergency. This will help you plan ahead and act quickly.
Prepare for a bushfire
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has Fire Chat publications (published by DFES)
that can help you prepare your property in the instance of a bushfire, including:
- Bushfire ember protection
- Total fire bans
- Fire safety in your home
- Fire safety caring for seniors
- Guide on home fire safety
- Picking up the pieces
- Evaporative air conditioner
- Am I at risk of bushfire?
- Prepare, Act, Survive
- Bushfire warnings and emergency
- Are you bushfire ready information program.
Prepare a survival kit
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has a Bushfire Preparation Toolkit
which will help you to act quickly in an emergency.
Your plan should include any pets and livestock. Please watch the Bushfire preparedness for small landholders video. It is about the Black Saturday experiences of a farmer and horse owner in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria.
Emergency contact and staying up to date
Please view the City’s information on emergency contacts for information on who to call during an emergency.
Contact Cockburn State Emergency Service -SES or South Coogee Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade for information on how to prepare in the case of an emergency or to volunteer.
ABC Radio (720AM) broadcasts up-to-date information on bushfire and other emergencies.
Please contact the City’s Fire and Emergency Services for more information on Home Emergency Plans on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org