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Guides for Businesses and Councils

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A range of publications to assist businesses and councils in planning for fire.

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April 2020

Management and storage of combustible recyclable and waste materials - indoor storage guideline

This guideline advises building owners, occupiers and operators of waste and resource recovery facilities (WRRF) in Victoria how to store combustible recyclable and waste materials (CRWM) indoors.

Download the Management and storage of combustible recyclable and waste materials - indoor storage guideline (PDF 1.3Mb)

Identification of Street Hydrants for Firefighting Purposes

July 2019

Identification of Street Hydrants for Firefighting Purposes

Guidelines to provide reference to Councils, water authorities, contractors, land developers and any other parties responsible for provision and maintenance of the identification components of street hydrants for firefighting purposes in Victoria.

Download the Guidelines (PDF 1.9MB)

February 2019

Guidelines for Renewable Energy Installations

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide details about standard measures and processes in relation to fire safety, risk and emergency management that should be considered when designing, constructing and operating new renewable energy facilities, and upgrading existing facilities.

Download the guidelines (PDF 957k)

Riparian Land and Bushfire Risk

Mar 2017

Riparian Land and Bushfire Risk - Resource document

Information about the behaviour of fire in riparian land to assist catchment management authorities.

Guidelines for Operating Private Equipment at Fires

Jun 2016

Guidelines for Operating Private Equipment at Fires (Edition 2)

Advice and information to help individuals operating private equipment at fires.

Guidance for Beekeepers during the Fire Danger Period

Aug 2015

Guidance for Beekeepers during the Fire Danger Period and Total Fire Ban Days

General advice as to what beekeepers can and can't do during declared Fire Danger Periods when fires in the open air are legally restricted and on days of Total Fire Ban.

Grassland Curing Guide

August 2014

Grassland Curing Guide

A guide to estimating the level of grassland curing.

Guide to retrofit your home for better protection from a bushfire

April 2014 (Updated version)

A guide to retrofit your home for better protection from a bushfire

Produced by CFA and the Building Commission to help you better prepare your home for a bushfire situation.

Tyre storage guidelines

March 2014

Tyre storage guidelines

Guidelines for site operators about safe storage of tyres indoors and in the open air.

A guide for business: developing a Bushfire Emergency Plan in Victoria

February 2014

A guide for business: developing a Bushfire Emergency Plan in Victoria

For organisations who have occupants residing, holidaying or working at their premises.

Monitored Automatic Alarms Guidelines

June 2013

Monitored Automatic Alarms Guidelines

A guide that assists building owners and managers to know their rights and responsibilities in relation to monitored automatic alarms in buildings.

Fire Ecology Guide

October 2012

Fire Ecology Guide

A guide to environmentally sustainable bushfire management in rural Victoria.

Caravan Park Fire Safety Guidelines

May 2012

Caravan Park Fire Safety Guidelines

Guidelines for caravan park owners, operators and occupants.

Residential subdivision Water Supply Requirements Statement

2008

Residential subdivision Water Supply Requirements Statement

Residential subdivision applications that require a road to be made are sent to CFA when they do not meet water supply requirements.

Requirements for Water Supplies and Access for Subdivisions in Residential 1 and 2 and Township Zones

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.

Preferred Requirements: Water supplies and access for subdivisions in Rural Zones

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.

Fire Orders

2006

Fire Orders

'In case of Fire' signage for the workplaces.

Also available in other languages

Gas Safety Guidelines for Hospitality Industry

July 2005

Gas Safety Guidelines for Hospitality Industry

Factsheets for businesses using portable gas heaters in public places.

Roadside Fire Management brochure

2004

Roadside Fire Management brochure

General information on roadside fire management with a simple explanation of key fire science.

Class A Foam, Wetting Agent and your property

2003

Class A Foam, Wetting Agent and your property

Information for property owners about firefighting chemicals CFA may need to use during a fire.

Roadside Fire Management Guidelines

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.

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