Are you prepared for an emergency?
There are a number of things that you can do to make sure you and your property are properly prepared to stay safe in an emergency or severe weather event. To help you prepare, there are a number of great resources:
Where to get information in an emergency
Learn the best sources of information in an emergency and prepare ahead of time, including downloading and installing the Vic Emergency App.
Warnings will be issued by VicEmergency when an emergency is likely to impact you. They provide you with information on what is happening and their best advice on what you should do. Learn more on the VicEmergency website.
Preparing for fire
We strongly recommend all residents prepare and maintain their property in a 'fire ready condition', see the are you fire ready page for more information.
Smoke alarms are compulsory and must be installed in every residential building.
The CFA has a wealth of resources to help you understand your fire risk and know what to do before and during a fire. Visit the CFA website to learn more. The CFA website also has a range of information such as:
Severe weather conditions - flood and storms
For more information on how to help prepare and protect your home and family in a flood, visit the State Emergency website. Sandbags can be purchased from your local hardware store.
Prepare a basic home emergency kit
A basic home emergency kit should contain:
|If an emergency occurs, add the following items to your emergency kit:
- Portable radio with spare batteries
- Torch with spare batteries
- First aid kit
- A copy of your emergency plan
- Bottled water
- Enough non-perishable food for 3 days
- Rubber gloves
- Food and special requirements for pets
- Important documents such as passports, birth certificates and insurance papers
- Mobile phone and charger
- Strong boots and shoes, and any other appropriate clothing
- Medications and prescriptions