This year, the Summer Fire Campaign encourages Victorians to plan and prepare for fire, and know when to leave.
Victorians will be receiving this information on bushfire and grassfire fire safety in a range of different ways.
Brigades working with communities: CFA brigades across the state will be carrying out activities and events to encourage conversations about local fire risk and planning and preparation activities with their community. To contact your local brigade, click here
Partnerships: The Victorian Government is partnering up with Cricket Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades this summer to help get the word out about fire safety through local and state cricket games.
Fire safety promotion: Information on preparation and planning for fire will be provided through social media (such as CFA’s Facebook page) and stories in newspapers and on the radio.
Advertising: Over summer, you’ll see and hear messages on the radio and advertisements in papers and on TV encouraging you to plan to leave early.
Two Summer Fire Campaign television advertisements will run from the start of December 2012 to the end of January 2013. These advertisements will challenge people who plan to wait and see and just hope for the best.
To read a letter from Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley on the television commercials, click here
To view the advertisements, click the links below:
For assistance with recovery from the 2009 Victorian bushfires, contact the Fire Recovery Unit on 1800 055 714 or click here
For information on planning and preparing for fire this summer, visit CFA’s website or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667. You can also find out about bushfire safety and survival options here