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A new website will soon be delivering improved emergency information and warnings to all Victorians.
(Fire Services Commissioner Media Release)
The VicEmergency website at www.emergency.vic.gov.au will provide timely, tailored and relevant community information and warnings to improve the safety of Victorians and visitors.
The web address www.emergency.vic.gov.au will currently take Victorians to the CFA website, and will continue to do so until the release of VicEmergency.
Instead of having to seek information from multiple agency websites, the community will be able to use the website as a one stop shop for emergency information before, during and after an emergency.
The website will be developed in phases, with the first release providing warnings and information about fire and flood.
After the release of VicEmergency, Victorians will be able to provide feedback and tell us what they think of the website.
In the longer term, the information provided on VicEmergency will be expanded to cover other emergencies.
A single all-emergencies website was recommended by the Victorian Emergency Management Reform White Paper, and the 2011 Victorian Flood Review into Community Information and Warnings. It also supports the Victorian Government’s “all hazards, all emergencies” approach to emergency management.
This summer, we are also releasing a new FireReady app, which will be easier and faster to use as well as robust enough to handle the expected demand from Victorians this summer.