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Fire Danger Rating signage

By: Ross Sullivan

  11.00 AM 5 December, 2011

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As per the Victorian Government Media Release on 4 November 2011 regarding the trial of automated electronic Fire Danger Rating (FDR) signs, "14 fixed signs will be placed in hard-to-access locations in high risk areas and clearly display Fire Danger Ratings (FDR) from low-moderate fire risk through to code red, based upon fire weather forecasts".

The trial commences in December 2011 and will continue until late January 2012, and is managed by CFA on behalf of the Fire Services Commissioner.

It is intended that the automated signs will achieve our aim to provide information to large numbers of people travelling in high risk locations without the potential risk to and reliance on CFA members.

There are currently three signs erected in Warrandyte, Ballan and Templestowe with the remainder to be rolled out over the next couple of weeks. As part of the trial two styles of automated signs are being tested. See images below:


Motorised needle with message panel


LED with message panel


Automated Fire Danger Rating sign locations(right click and select 'view picture' for a larger image)

We invite the CFA community to keep an eye out for the signs around the state and provide any feedback to Lisa Jackson - Project Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." mce_' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy1518 + '\' target="_blank" title="Mail to Lisa Jackson">'+addy_text1518+'<\/a>'; //-->Since the last blog all 14 automated fire danger rating signs have now been installed. Evaluation is taking place for both sign formats and a survey has been set up for valuable feedback from brigades.

For brigade members to participate in the survey please click on the link and follow the prompts.


Many thanks


Ross Sullivan
A/DCO Operations Performance Improvement

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