Neighbourhood Safer Places - Places of Last Resort are regarded as a very important element of the State’s Bushfire Safety Policy Framework, and were first identified in the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission’s (VBRC) interim and final reports.
Protecting life and property is the highest priority for CFA. The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (VBRC) highlighted the important role our warning systems play in achieving this objective. In response to this, CFA has implemented an advanced warning system known as the One Source One Message (OSOM) tool.
An updated version of the House Bushfire Self-Assessment Tool is now live, providing access to the same e-learning platform on a greater range of devices such as Apple iPads, iPhones and other smart phone, android technology.
The CFA summer fire communications direct mail campaign pack has been sent to ‘at risk’ households across the State to deliver localised information to communities, including Township Protection Plans (TPPs).
In collaboration with emergency management agencies across the State, it is our role to work together to protect the community. To enable better interoperability between agencies and in response to Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (VBRC) recommendation 22, CFA’s communication network infrastructure and systems are being improved.