Message from DFES

The following email has been received from DEFS. For more information on bushfire readiness, visit

Monthly Theme
November’s monthly theme is Fire Danger Ratings (FDRs). I have attached a fact sheet which summarises FDRs. Further information can be found here
Bushfires – Inside the Inferno
Some of you may have seen the documentary on SBS last Wednesday Bushfires: Inside the Inferno. It is a 2 part series. If you missed part one, the link is below.
Part 2 will be shown on Wednesday 12 November 8.30pm. Check your TV guide for further detail.
Bushfire Ready Groups
It is great to see and hear about those of you who have been busy with community activities, establishing new bushfire ready groups in your patch and working with existing groups leading into the bushfire season. Please remember, if you have an activity or event planned, please send details through to me on the Bushfire Ready Activities Feedback Form attached. Also, if you have new street coordinators, please complete their details on the Street Coordinator Feedback Sheet to ensure they are covered by public liability insurance.
If you have any questions about these, please contact me.
Message from Rachael Parkes, Bushfire Ready Program Manager
I am pleased to be able to announce that the Bushfire Ready Program has been awarded the ‘2014 State Highly Commended Resilient Australia Award’, under the State Government Division.
The Resilient Australia Awards are supported and coordinated by the State Emergency Management Committee. They recognise innovative practices and achievements across the nation that are making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. The Bushfire Ready program was particularly recognised for its contribution to strengthening community connectedness and increasing bushfire planning and preparedness measures.
Roger Joyner, Bushfire Ready Facilitator from Bullsbrook VFS and myself represented Bushfire Ready at the ceremony and were presented with the award by Joe Francis MLA, Minister for Emergency Services.
DFES’s Bushfire Patrol program was the State winner under the State Government Division.

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