Bass Coast,
15
November
2013
|
03:50
Australia/Melbourne

Fire Ready Victoria Meeting Closer To Home

Knowing what to do and where to go on a hot, dry, windy day is your best protection against a bushfire.

Council’s Acting Community and Economic Development Director, Antoinette Mitchell, said CFA Fire Ready Victoria meetings were a great source of information for residents.

“These sessions are free and are a great opportunity for property owners to learn more about personal safety, how to survive a bushfire, how to prepare your plan and what other resources are available,” Ms Mitchell said

“This year, the CFA is also holding a joint Bass Coast and South Gippsland Fire Ready Victoria meeting in Nunawading as both councils have a significant number of ratepayers who live in Melbourne.

The session will be held at the Waratah Room, Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, on Tuesday, 26 November at 7.00pm.

“In particular, we are keen for those who live in towns with a high fire risk, to have the opportunity to receive this valuable and potentially life saving, information,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Both councils have sent invitations in the mail directly to these ratepayers.”

The Fire Ready Victoria meetings are identified in both Bass Coast and South Gippsland Councils’ Municipal Fire Management Plans as a key way to raise awareness of the need for everyone to have a Bushfire Survival Plan – whether they are residents, holiday makers or day visitors.

Fire Ready Victoria meetings will also be held at the Cape Paterson Life Saving Rotunda at 9.00am on Saturday, 4 January and at the Grantville Community Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday, 9 January.

For further information, Bass Coast ratepayers should contact the Emergency Management Coodinator on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) and South Gippsland ratepayers should call 5662 9200.