CFA trained fire safety experts provide a personalised service assessing a resident’s local bushfire risk; reviewing their property and circumstances and identifying potential hazards. A confidential written report is supplied providing advice to assist their bushfire survival planning and reduce their household’s bushfire risk.
These visits assist community members in understanding their specific bushfire risks through:
- Identification of personal, location-based risk factors
- Providing key information to inform their plan to survive bushfires
- and where there may be an option to defend their property, detailing what changes are required to the structure, defence systems and personal preparation.
The team that delivers this service, including nine regionally based staff has conducted a total of 1,870 property assessments since December 2010 – already meeting 96% of the minimum target for December 2011 agreed with State Government in response to the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission findings.
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CFA's Home Bushfire Advice Service is free and takes about 60-90 minutes. A write-up is mailed out after each visit that can be referred to as a reminder. All information is confidential and will not be passed on to any other parties by CFA.
To book an appointment, phone (03) 9262 8501 or the Victorian Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667 or visit the CFA website: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/firesafety