Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared for Monday 30 December. Total Fire Bans are declared by CFA on days when fires are likely to spread rapidly and be difficult to control.

No fires can be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air. Plan ahead and understand what this means for you. Know what you can and can't do on a day of Total Fire Ban: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can

It's important that you know and understand fire risks in the area where you live. Whether it’s on the urban fringe or in a rural setting, you need to have a plan and be prepared to action that plan. Visit the CFA website to learn how you can prepare and plan.

Please note that the Bolinda Road Resource Recovery Centre in Campbellfield and the Sunbury Landfill Reource Recovery Centre are closed on Total Fire Ban Days.

Tips to survive the heat

There are simple things you can do to stay safe in the heat:

  • Drink plenty of water - Take a bottle with you always.
  • Hot cars kill - never leave kids, adults or pets in hot cars. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes.
  • Keep cool - seek out air-conditioned buildings, draw your blinds, use a fan, take cool showers and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
  • Plan ahead - schedule activities in the coolest part of the day and avoid exercising in the heat. If you must go out, wear a hat and sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you.
  • Help others - look after those most at risk in the heat – your neighbour living alone, the elderly, the young, people with a medical condition and don’t forget your pets.

For more information, visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/heat.

 

 

 


Updated : 9:35 AM, 31 December 2019

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