Am I at risk?
With the fire season fast approaching it's time to start thinking about the risks of fire in the area.
Whilst Point Cook is situated in an urban environment, we are surrounded by a vast area of grassland, which could easily become a potentially dangerous grass fire. We only have to think back to at the start of this year and the grass fires we saw in Little River and our own backyard of Featherbook.
Are you ready? Do you know your risks? Check out http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/am-I-at-risk/ and learn about the risks of fire, fire behaviour and grassfires near cities and towns.
Don't forget you can access warnings and fire information from
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/cfavicTwitter - https://twitter.com/CFA_UpdatesVIC Emergencies - www.emergency.vic.gov.auThe Victorian Bushfire Information Line - 1800 240 667FireReady App and allow push notifications for messages on Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire BansLocal ABC radio stations, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, Stereo 974, Plenty Valley FM and commercial radio stations across Victoria and SkyNews television.
Stay informed & Stay safe.
CFA attends more than 2000 house fires every year. There are more than 4,500 house fires every year in Victoria.
The most common causes of fire are:
- Unattended cooking
- Electrical faults: faulty appliances, faulty wiring
- Home heating: fixed and portable heaters, open fires and wood heaters
Read more in the Fires in the home section of the CFA website.
There are lots of fun games and activities on the Kids & Schools section of the CFA website and lots of information to help you complete your school projects.
Check out this great interactive website that makes it fun to learn about bushfire safety.
And don't forget to tell your teacher about the Fire Safe Kids program where your local firefighters come to your school to talk about fire safety.
Are you interested in becoming a CFA member? A volunteer or career firefighter? Helping your local community stay safe?
The Volunteer & Careers section of the CFA website tells you everything you need to know.
You can even sign up for the next recruit course at Point Cook Fire Brigade.
Becoming a CFA volunteer can involve some hard work but it also has some great rewards.