It is important to plan for an emergency so you can keep safe. It is time for you to think about what to do, start getting organised, put everything in a plan, be ready to Act and tell others about your plan.

There are many different types of emergencies: Fire, Flood, Tsunami, Cyclone, Severe Storm, Earthquake and even Terrorist Attack. Each require a plan of what to do, where to go and how you can ake care of yourself.
Fire in Regional Areas
Rural Fire Service (RFS) Is in charge of taking care of bushfires and other fires in regional areas.
Fire in the Cities
Fire and Rescue – Control house fires, industries fires, fires with chemicals and rescus
Storms and Floods
State Emergency Services (SES) is in charge of managing a flood, storm or tsunami
Manages the Emergency Control Centres, crime, public order and search and rescue
Takes care of medical emergencies
Helps with resourcing, environment, land issues, media, support
ABC Radio Emergency
The official emergency radio station
If you need someone to help you in and emergency and you are in danger, call 000

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It is important to prepare your home for any emergency. If you cannot do it yourself, get some help from family and friends or hire someone to help. If you have not used the AIDER service, contact the RFS (details below) to assist. If you are in rental accommodation, ask your landlord for support.

The RFS recommend you:

Basic Maintenance

  • Clean your gutters of leaves and sticks
  • Install metal gutter guards to help stop things going in your gutters
  • Keep lawns nd gardens well maintained
  • Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging your home
  • Clean up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around the property
  • Have hoses long enough to reach around your house
  • Make sure your home and contents insurance covers everything you need and is up to date

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