Protecting your family and property this bushfire season
Be prepared this bushfire season by knowing what to do in the event of an emergency.
With the summer season upon us, Victorians are looking forward to spending times with loved ones during what will hopefully be a peaceful summer. It is also a time to remain vigilant when it comes to bushfire season and keeping fire at the front of mind this summer.
Summer and autumn are the most prominent times for bushfires in Victoria, fuelled by high temperatures, low humidity, high wind speeds, and dry vegetation.
You do not have to live right near the bush to be at risk, so it’s important to heed all warnings and updates from relevant authorities.
It is important that both residents and holidaymakers regularly check sources like the CFA website if travelling to a high-risk fire zone and know the fire ratings and warnings for the area.
The tragedy of the 2019-2020 ‘Black Summer’ bushfires is still at the forefront of many Victorians’ minds. The CFA says preparation is the key to reducing the risk of fires over summer.