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Free grassfire advice at home

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety, People

  11.22 AM 19 March, 2013


Location: District 14 News

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With the recent spate of hot weather drying out Hume, CFA is reminding residents to prepare their properties and have a fire plan in place.

As part of CFA’s Home Advice Service, a CFA Fire Safety Officer can help by visiting your home and giving you advice which will help you prepare your property and plan for grassfires.

CFA Hume Group Officer Gerry Hauke said this service is effective because residents receive one-to-one personal advice.

“Our Home Advice Service can help you prepare. It’s delivered at your home so it’s all about you and where you live,” Mr Hauke said.

“Our guys are very effective when it comes to assessing the best possible fire preparations you can make according to your location, time and budget.

“A team of Fire Safety Officers are concentrating on Sunbury, Goonawarra, Wildwood, Bulla, Oaklands Junction, Yuroke, Mickleham and Kalkallo from 24 March until 20 April 2013, so there's no excuse not to take advantage of this service.

“We can get you started but it’s up to you to practise your plan regularly with all family members.

“It’s also worth discussing your plan with neighbours and finding out about their plan,” he said.

To book the Home Advice Service, visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au/hbas, call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or contact your regional CFA office.

 

Last Updated: 19 March 2013