CFA has a wide range of publications on fire safety and related topics.
Your Guide to Survival
A shorter version of our Fire Ready Kit. This ‘go to guide’ informs you on information such as how to stay informed on fire risk days, why you should leave early, what information to gather ahead of fire season for you and your family, understand what to expect during a bushfire and guidance on how to stay informed of fires across your area.
WRSB are being installed extensively across Victoria by Vic Roads. Although CFA considers the benefits of WRSB are significant for the safety of road users resulting in reduced deaths on Victorian roads, Brigades raised their concerns with WRSB installation (via the CSAC committee) in relation to the reduced access for fire fighting. CFA has produced a position paper that has been endorsed by the Chief Officer.
September 2013 Pre-Season Update 2013-14 Fire Season Outlines the key safety messages for the upcoming season including hazardous trees, fatigue management, watchouts and LACES (acronym for Lookouts, Awareness, Communication, Escape, Routes and Safety Zones).
October 2011 Fire Ready Kit Comprehensive information to help people in high risk areas understand their risk and prepare for bushfire. Includes pull-out templates for writing a plan. Go to Fire Ready Kit page
October 2013 Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit Resource to helpr tourism businesses understand their local risks, prepare their business and their employees, identify triggers to act, understand how to inform customers and undertake planning.
Updated regularly Community Information Guide Localised guide to help residents understand their risk and undertake essential planning and preparation. Available for more than 250 high risk areas. Go to Community Information Guides page
September 2011 On the Land A key resource for farmers, landowners, plantation managers and bush block owners.
January 2012 Know your Total Fire Ban district The Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Ratings districts have been updated. This brochure includes a map of the districts with a list of municipalities in each district.
1998 Temporary Storage and Fire Protection for Fuels and other Dangerous Goods at Sporting and Exhibition Events Advice to organisers of public events on safe systems of work for the temporary storage and handling of dangerous goods.
2001 Roadside Fire Management Guidelines Will assist land and resource managers, Councils, transport authorities, service providers and fire services to provide balanced and effective fire management on roadsides to meet community needs.
2007 Requirements for Water Supplies and Access for Subdivisions in Residential 1 and 2 and Township Zones Planning tool for permit applicants and municipalities outlining the fire safety requirements to cope with structure fires and assist with the design and approvals process for residential subdivisions.
2006 Preferred Requirements: Water supplies and access for subdivisions in Rural Zones Planning tool for permit applicants and municipalities outlining fire safety requirements performance levels, CFA preferred requirements and guidelines to assist with the design and approvals process for rural subdivisions.