Planning and preparing for disasters

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Today marks International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR), a day recognised by the United Nations to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster risk reduction.


Held on 13 October each year, IDDRR encourages people to reflect on their own personal disaster risk and to look at how this risk can be minimised.

The goal of the 2021 IDDRR is to highlight best practice in disaster risk reduction and examples of international cooperation that have a positive impact on the lives of people who live in disaster-prone parts of the world.

Across Victoria, our communities are affected by a range of disasters including fires, floods or storm events.

CFA is committed to empowering our communities to be safer and fire ready, and has many resources community members can use to plan and prepare for disasters.

CFA offers free online training for anyone who works, travels or cares for people in high bushfire areas.

The Plan and Prepare page on the CFA website features a number of tools to help people understand their own personal fire risk, looking at bush and grass fires as well as residential fires within the home. First time users to the CFA website can provide their postcode for localised risk information.

A collaboration with SES, the Disaster Resilience Education program features resources for teachers and students to support disaster risk reduction education in schools The interactive web-based lessons are designed for students Years 7-9 and align with current Victorian curriculum.

Find out more about IDDRR on the United Nations website.


Submitted by CFA News & Media