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Fire Ready Kit

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The Fire Ready Kit has been designed to help you understand fire and plan for survival, beginning with the basics of preparing before the fire season, through to planning what to do if fire is in your area and you cannot leave. 

Download the Complete Fire Ready Kit - (PDF 3000k) | Text only version (DOC 96k) or in separate sections below.

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Foreword

Foreword by Chief Officer Euan Ferguson

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Introduction - Am I at Risk?

Understanding your level of risk is the first step in developing your Bushfire Survival Plan.

Download Am I at risk? (PDF 565k) | Text only version (DOC 18k)

Your bushfire plan: The basics 

Why you need to plan and the basics of how to plan.

Download Your bushfire plan: The basics (PDF 182k) | Text only version (DOC 22k)

 

On fire risk days: Leaving early 

A practical guide to leaving early, including moving pets.

Download On fire risk days: Leaving early (PDF 88k) | Text only version (DOC 18k)

 

During a fire: If you cannot leave 

Know your shelter and survival options if a fire is in your area and you cannot leave.

Download During a fire: If you cannot leave (PDF 311k) | Text only version (DOC 33k)

 

Staying informed 

Explains how you can stay informed during the fire season - including the difference between Fire Danger Ratings, Total Fire Bans and warnings as well as where to find warnings and information.

Download the Staying informed (PDF 517k) | Text only version (DOC 24k)

 

Preparing your property 

Outlines what you must do at a minimum to reduce the effects of bushfire on your property.

Download Preparing your property (PDF 1000k) | Text only version (DOC 35k)

 

Defending your property 

Learn what it takes to actively defend your property and understand the risks involved.

Download Defending your property (PDF 463k) | Text only version (DOC 60k)

Bushfire survival planning template - Leaving early 

Use this guide to help you write your Bushfire Survival Plan, including actions before and during the fire season, and actions leading up to fire risk days.

Download Bushfire survival planning template - Leaving early (PDF 1000k)

 

Bushfire survival planning template - Defending your property

Use this guide to help you write your Bushfire Survival Plan if you plan to stay and actively defend your property.

Download Bushfire survival planning template - Defending your property (PDF 1000k) 

 

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For hard copies, ring the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

The Fire Ready Kit is just one of the tools you should use to ensure you are prepared for bushfire.

For more information CFA recommends:

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