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Adequate preparation for the fire season requires a whole
of community response.
While we have been pointing out what the community can
do to save-guard their own homes and proper ties, Council
has been busy behind the scenes doing what it can to
Getting Moorabool Shire Fire Ready is a job that requires
all hands on deck -- from residents to public land managers,
from the CFA to the Council.
Council has carried out a comprehensive road slashing
program throughout the entire Shire and has constructed
strategic fire breaks.
Council officer s have also worked closely with the CFA in
developing a Neighbourhood Safer Place in Greendale.
After extensive inspections of areas around Blackwood,
Greendale and Dales Creek it was ascer tained that Egans
Reser ve was the only suitable place in that area of the
The following forms of communication have been provided
to the community.
Moorabool Matter s -- Community Newsletter - October
edition -- 4 page lift-out on preparing for the fire season.
December edition - Getting Fire Ready. This edition also
featuring fire messages.
Information has been published in the Shire's local
newspaper every week since 13 October, 2009 and will
continue throughout the fire season.
The information that has been published to date includes;
• Fire Action Week 11 -- 18 October, 2009
• Top 10 bushfire planning tips
• Preparing your home
• How to reduce threat from ember attack
• 10m and 30m rule changes
• Per sonal capacity
• Free green waste
• Community fire meetings -- explanation
• Put Livestock in your Plan
• Preparing your Home for the Coming Fire Season
• Burning Off and Burning Off Guidelines
• Animals & Fire -- Put Livestock in Your Plan
• Animals & Fire -- Identify Your Animals
• Animals & Fire -- Fire Safe Gear for Hor ses
• Animals & Fire -- When Fire Strikes
• Animals & Fire -- Develop and Practice Your Fire
Safety Plan Now!
• Moorabool Fire Danger Period declared
• Council's Fire Hazard Inspection Program
• Community Fire Ready Victoria Meetings --
10 meetings held in Moorabool
• Bacchus Marsh meets to Bless Emergency Ser vices
• Permits to Burn
(during the fire season -- explanation)
• Leaving Early on High Risk Days
• Community Respite Centre
(explanation of opening times)
• Key contact number s for the Fire Season
• Place of last resor t --
Neighbourhood Safer Place been
designated in Greendale.
Fire Ready Kits have been made available at all Council
Ser vice Centres.
The Fire Danger Rating barometer brochure is on display
at all Council Ser vice Centres. And the Herald Sun Fire
Ready brochure has been made available via Council's
website and all Council Ser vice Centres.
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