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Book - 'Living In The Bush - Bushfires Survival Plan Workbook', Country Fire Authority, Victoria, 2004 Document Reg. No: HT 26457

Summary:
Book titled 'Living In The Bush - Bushfires Survival Plan Workbook', published by the CFA in 2004 and collected after the February 2009 bushfires. It outlines specific information about dealing with fire when living in bushland areas of Victoria. It is written in a clear concise and non-alarmist manner, and recommends planning principles that could be applied to personal, family, and property safety during times of high fire danger in the Victorian bush. The book documents best practice in community safety education and emergency response known by fire agencies in the time prior to Black Saturday. A listing of agencies who can assist in times of fire is included, as is key sources of fire information such as radio, website, and the Bushfire Information Line.
Description:
Book, colour and graphic images throughout.
Statement Of Significance:
The bushfires of February 2009 have changed forever the way in which we think of fire risk. This collection of public education material still available after Black Saturday shows how difficult it is for authorities to keep pace with creating appropriate, current and relevant publications. The inclusion of both flood and fire information for the same region also illustrates the challenges faced by local government and other authorities when dealing with increasing extremes of climate.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Ms Liza Dale-Hallett - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 298 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: emergency services, natural disasters, fire safety, bushfire prevention
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: Printed on cover: living / in / the/ bush / bushfire / survival / plan / workbook / CFA /
Printed on back cover: CFA / State / Government / Victoria /
Publisher: Country Fire Authority (CFA) Headquarters, East Burwood, Victoria, Australia, 2004
Authorised By: State Government of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 2004

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