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Fire Action Week 2010
Fire Action Week 2010 kicks off this Sunday to help Victorians prepare and plan for bushfire, no matter where they live.
The week calls on everyone to prepare for the fire season, learn more about their individual fire risk and write a fire plan.
Fire Action Week is a whole-of-government initiative that includes community awareness events, park cleanups, Fire Ready Victoria presentations and a number of media events aimed at raising fire awareness.
I encourage you to have a look at what's happening near you, and let your friends and family know of the many opportunities to get informed and prepared.
The week's activities will build up to a Planning Day on Sunday 17 October, and fire planning workshops will be taking place in twenty high-risk locations.
These Planning Day events will give people the opportunity to discuss their individual fire risk with CFA representatives as well as other relevant local agencies and begin completing a fire plan.
The day will be supported by the publication of the Herald Sun Fire Ready Guide on Saturday 16 as well as the broadcast of the ‘Be Fire Ready' special on WIN TV at 5pm on Sunday 17.
I'd like to wholeheartedly thank everyone involved in making this happen, especially the regional staff who are putting in a tremendous amount of work to hold Planning Day events for their communities.
You can visit the Fire Action Week page on the CFA website for more information about events during the week, read the Fire Action Week 2010 article on CFA Connect for a brief overview and follow me on Twitter (@Lisacfa) for instant updates.
What a way to kick off preparations for the fire season. It's just the start!