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Preparing your tourism business

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It’s not just residents that can be impacted by fire - bushfires can affect tourism businesses as well.

If a bushfire starts near your business, you and your employees may be under pressure to ensure the safety of yourselves and others.

A written plan may save lives by helping you to stay focused and respond in the best possible way when you’re under pressure. Preparation may also help to minimise the loss of profits and get a business back up and running more quickly after the threat of fire has passed. 

Create a plan for your tourism business

Tourism Victoria and CFA have developed the Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit to guide you through the decision making process to develop a tailored plan and assist you to prepare for fire.

The kit provides a template that can be used as the basis for your plan, and will help you understand your risks, prepare your business and employees, plan how to inform customers and identify your triggers to act.

Alternatively use the information provided to add fire safety procedures to your emergency management plan.

Case Studies

Countrywide Cottages: Di Schulze explains what steps she has taken to prepare her business for bushfires

Dulc: Pru Farrer talks about her experience during the 2006 bushfires and what contingency plans she has in place to help protect her business

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