Sunday, October 11, 2009

fire forum, emerald

Today I attended a bushfire forum held by Tammy Lobato (MP for Gembrook) in Emerald. Speakers included the CFA, Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner, Joe Buffone who spoke about warnings, fire index levels and communication, there were also presentations by DSE and the Shire of Cardinia.

Joe Buffone, talked about the need for a whole of community approach to prepare for the fire season. He also talked about the new warnings and communication strategies for bushfire as well.

The new Household Bushfire Self Assessment Tool available on the CFA website was also highlighted. It is a step by step tool to assess your risk and will help you inform your fire plan.

It is a great initiative, Tammy is holding another forum in the Shire of Yarra Ranges too, details are:
When: 12 noon to 4:30pm, Sunday 18th October
Where:Upper Yarra Arts Centre Mechanics Institute, Warburton Hwy, Warburton (Melways ref: 290 B4 – google maps

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