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Fire Action Week 2020

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State government restrictions are in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This may affect how you follow CFA's fire safety advice. You can find up to date advice on your Bushfire Safety Plan and COVID-19 or on the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Fire Action Week runs from 19 to 25 October. It is Victoria’s annual fire planning and preparation awareness week.

Fire Action Week is a time to increase your understanding of the fire risk where you live, prepare your property, and talk to your loved ones about what you'll do to stay safe from fire.

Fire Action Week in COVID-19 times 

This year Fire Action Week is a little different. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means CFA brigades will talking to their communities in COVID-safe ways about the local fire risk, how to prepare, and what to do to stay safe over summer.

What's happening in your area?

Connecting with CFA in your area makes sense. Your local brigade knows the conditions in your area and can help you understand and manage your risk.

We’re planning a number of online opportunities to connect with CFA from your home this Summer. Check what’s on in your area.

How can you get ready for the fire season?

This Fire Action Week, follow some simple planning and preparation tips to make sure you're ready for the upcoming summer:

  • Check the fire risk where you live.
  • Download the VicEmergency app to your mobile device
  • Start checking Fire Danger Ratings daily
  • Check warnings – make sure you understand the three levels of warnings and what they mean
  • Make a Bushfire Plan - it’s hard to think straight in an emergency. Follow our tips to make sure you’ll know what to do.
  • Pack an emergency kit of essentials. This should include important documents, medications, a mobile phone, torch, battery operated radio, money and clothes so you can leave quickly before a fire starts. This year, make sure you add additional face masks, hand sanitiser - more than 60% alcohol and antibacterial wipes.
  • Talk to your household and neighbours about how you'll know when to leave and where to go to stay safe.
  • Do you have family, friends or neighbours who need help preparing to leave early? Talk to them about
    • when they're going to leave
    • where they're going to go and
    • how you can help.

For more information on how to get prepared, visit the Plan & Prepare section.