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EMV Pre-season Update 2017-18 now online

By: Duncan Russell

Category: Operational Information

  11.39 AM 25 August, 2017


Location: General

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This fire season's Pre-season Update is now on our website.

The 2017-18 Pre-Season Update emphasises that our summer is not just about fires, but also about flooding, storms and other emergencies.

The risks associated with emergency response are very real, and the Pre-Season Update includes advice about your safety. Also, look out for information about aircraft deployment, firefighting in raised bed crops, traffic management and fire scene preservation, plus much more.

There's also a lessons-learned section which analyses:

  • the October 2016 winds which damaged many properties and left many without power
  • the spring 2016 floods in Hume Region
  • a tanker burn under near Swan Hill in November 2016
  • deployment to Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Last Updated: 26 August 2017