Fires - be prepared

Information for residents and the community in preparing for a fire emergency.

Common causes of house fires

Do you know what the most common causes of house fires are? Learn more by reading the Country Fire Authority brochure: Safety in the home.

Do you know how to minimize risks in the home?

Check your hotspots now as you may not have time during a fire to react.


Every household should have a fire escape plan in place to assist in avoiding a tragedy from occurring.  Does your family know what to do in the event of a fire?

The CFA provides the necessary details on how you can develop your own escape plan together with your family.

Are you prepared for a house fire? Have you minimized your risks? Complete the questionnaire with your family and see what your overall score is.

Smoke alarms

Did you know that every home in Victoria must have a working smoke alarm installed post February 1999, or did you know that many children will not wake to the sound of a smoke alarm?

Do you know how to install and maintain smoke alarms?

Living in rural environments

Are you prepared for the fire season? Will you stay or will you go?

Preparedness is vital when living in a rural environment. Preparing and complete a survival plan now, this will assist in ensuring that you have answered these questions before a bushfire occurs.


Please visit either the CFA or the Vic Emergency  web sites and obtain the latest information regarding fires.

Total fire bans

Understanding the do's and don'ts of fire restrictions is very important, particularly during the declared fire season or on days of total fire bans. Visit the CFA and learn more about fire restrictions.

Page last updated: Monday, 4 November 2019