Audio files and podcasts

Audio versions of fire safety information for people who need or prefer their information in this format are available below.


Title Description Date Created Speaker
Australian Fire Danger Rating System

Jo and Peter discuss the new national Fire Danger Rating system that is now in place across Australia wide. Each rating level is described along with the resources and information sources accessible for everyone to gain more information about the Fire Danger Ratings and bushfire safety in general.

Transcript can be found on Vision Australia's Website.

December 2022 Jo Gellatly, CFA Community Engagement and Peter, Vision Australia

Disability and the hustle and bustle of an emergency Adrian and Angela discuss what disability advocacy is and why Gippsland Disability Advocacy got involved over the 2019/20 fire season. The two discuss what bushfire planning means for someone with a disability and what CFA needs to consider when engaging people with a disability. Sometimes talking about disability can push people outside of their comfort zone, so this is a good way to listen and learn. June 2021 Angela Cook, CFA Community Engagement and Adrian Terranova, Gippsland Disability Advocacy (GDA)
Preparing Vulnerable People for Bushfire Planning for a bushfire with a disability or chronic medical condition can involve many challenges, and sometimes needs some unique solutions. This podcast shares the experiences of one person’s journey planning for bushfire with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Dec 2020 Angela Cook, CFA Community Engagement and Toni, a community member
Bushfire preparation and people with disabilities

How we prepare for, get through, and recover from disasters have sadly become increasingly pressing questions. But the impact of disasters, and people’s needs in these conditions can be very different according to their circumstances.

To address some of these questions the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit held an online forum on Disability and Disaster Resilience. In this episode, Angela Cook discusses supporting people with disabilities to prepare for bushfires. Also included is an excerpt from the forum where Angela speaks with Toni, a woman with a lived experience of disability who has been instrumental in advocating for change.

Sep 2020 Angela Cook, CFA Community Engagement and Toni, a community member
Horses and Bushfires Fiona discusses the need to plan for your horses in a bushfire including what to do on high risk fire days and if they should be moved during an emergency. May 2019 Fiona O'Loughlin, CFA Bushfire Safety Presenter


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Audio files

Home Fire Safety

Everything you need to know about Home Fire Safety

home fire safety checklist


Kitchen and Cooking




Open Flame

Laundry and BBQ

Smoke Alarm

Home Escape Plan

Other Important Information

Useful Links

Back Cover

Closing Announcement


Your Guide to Survival

A variety of quick guide information to help you plan and prepare for summer fire season.

Your Guide to Survival Thumbnail

Your Guide to Survival - Intro

Am I at risk of fire?

How bad is the fire risk today?

Fire Danger Ratings

Big decisions

A well prepared property

Before summer

On fire risk days

Staying informed

Where to find warnings and updates

Create your watch zone

During a fire

Last resort - survival options 

Contact information and publishing details 

Closing announcement

Can I Can't I

Explains fire restrictions for Total Fire Ban days and during the Fire Danger Period.

can i cant i audio

An introduction to Can I Can't I


Frequently asked questions

  1. Can I have a barbeque, light a campfire or light a fire for warmth or comfort?


  2. Can I set up and light a fire to operate a barbecue, cooker or hot plate at outdoor functions?


  3. Can I have a spit style rotisserie fired by heat beads, wood or other solid fuel?


  4. Can I use a gas-powered wildlife scaring gun?


  5. Can I light a fire in the open air for burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation?


  6. Can I drive a vehicle in places where the vehicle will be in contact with crops, grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation?


  7. Can I use a chainsaw, plant or grass trimmer or lawn mower?


  8. Can I carry out activities including: welding, grinding, charring, soldering or gas cutting, relocating bee, extracting honey, rail maintenance, heating bitumen?


  9. Can I use an incinerator?


  10. Can I use self-propelled farm machinery, tractors, slashers, earth-moving, excavating or road making machines propelled by a heat engine within 9 metres of any crops, grass, undergrowth or other vegetation?


More information

Closing announcement


Visit the Can I Can't I page

Fire Danger Ratings

Understand how the Fire Danger Rating Scale will alert you to danger so you can take action.

Fire Danger Rating Map

Audio Version

cover of know your fire danger rating (PDF 148.6KB) 

Visit the About Fire Danger Ratings page

Fire safety messages

Warnings and Information | Transcript (DOC 26.5KB)

Fire danger ratings | Transcript (DOC 45KB)

Total Fire Bans | Transcript (DOC 44KB)

Free CFA Session for your club or group | Transcript (DOC 24.5KB)




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