Fire Prevention Inspections
November 18, 2019
The 2019-20 fire danger period is fast approaching and now is the time to begin preparing your property if you haven’t already. Don’t wait until the fire danger period is here.
Colac Otway Shire is located in one of the world’s most fire prone landscapes and successful fire prevention can only be achieved by all landholders taking measures to ready their property for the fire danger period.
Each year Colac Otway Shire Council conduct fire hazard inspection on properties throughout the shire with the 2019 inspections having commenced this month. By carrying out maintenance and clean up works you can help reduce the risk from bushfire and grassfire - working together, we can improve the safety for ourselves and those around us.
Key areas Council officers will be assessing include:
- Maintaining grass to below 10 cm
- Removing the build-up of fine fuels around houses and assets (including in gutters and along verandas)
- Reducing other potential flammable hazards close to your house or neighbouring assets
Information on preparing your home and protecting the community against fire this coming season can be found on Council’s website at: www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/My-property/Fire-and-emergencies/Getting-fire-ready
The VicEmergency website emergency.vic.gov.au/prepare also has details on other things you can do to help protect your property including links to further information about fire prevention, developing fire plans and understanding emergency warnings.
If you have any questions regarding this information or fire prevention activities in the Colac Otway Shire please contact the Council’s Fire Awareness Officer on (03) 5232 9400.