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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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Aug 2017
CFA Emergency Management Guidelines for Wind Energy Facilities
Emergency management guidelines for wind energy facilities already installed, being installed or being designed.

Mar 2017
Riparian Land and Bushfire Risk - Resource document
Information about the behaviour of fire in riparian land to assist catchment management authorities.

Jun 2016
Guidelines for Operating Private Equipment at Fires (Edition 2)
Advice and information to help individuals operating private eqiupment at fires.

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.

May 2015
CFA Emergency Management Guidelines for Wind Energy Facilities
Emergency management guidelines for wind energy facilities already installed, being installed or being designed.

August 2014
Grassland Curing Guide
A guide to estimating the level of grassland curing.

March 2014
Tyre storage guidelines
Guidelines for site operators about safe storage of tyres indoors and in the open air.

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.

  • A guide for business: developing a Bushfire Emergency Plan in Victoria (PDF 2MB) | Text version (DOC 751k)

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.

October 2012
Fire Ecology Guide
A guide to environmentally sustainable bushfire management in rural Victoria.

May 2012
Caravan Park Fire Safety Guidelines
Guidelines for caravan park owners, operators and occupants.

2010
WMO applicant's workbook
This publication has been replaced with the new Planning for Bushfires Victoria.
See Planning and Bushfire Management Overlay

2010
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.

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.

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.

2006
Fire Orders
'In case of Fire' signage for the workplaces

Also available in other languages

July 2005
Gas Safety Guidelines for Hospitality Industry
Factsheets for businesses using portable gas heaters in public places.

 

2004
Guidelines for Operating Private Equipment at Fires*
Advice and information to help individuals operating private eqiupment at fires.

  • Download the Guidelines for Operating Private Equipment at Fires (PDF 2MB)

*These guidelines are being reviewed. A discussion paper will be released after the 2012/13 Fire Danger Period. Until then, the guidelines as first published in 2004 remain current.

2004
Roadside Fire Management brochure
General information on roadside fire management with a simple explaination of key fire science.

2003
Class A Foam, Wetting Agent and your property
Information for property owners about firefighting chemicals CFA may need to use during a fire.

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.

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.

For copies, contact dangerousgoodsunit @cfa.vic.gov.au or tel (03) 9262 8865

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