Middle & Upper Primary

Preparing for bushfires

This section explores the theme of 'Preparing for bushfires'. Students learn about bushfires and bushfire safety in order for them to begin to understand the risks of bushfire in their own area. They explore safety measures related to their personal safety, bushfire survival plans, and the role of local fire services to assist communities to prepare for the bushfire season.


Bushfires matter to all Victorians

Overview: Students consider why is it important to learn about bushfires and bushfire safety in order for them to begin to understand the risks of bushfire in their own area. They will debunk some common misconceptions regarding bushfires, and become familiar with the actual risks associated with bushfires.

Preparing for the bushfire season

Overview: Students explore safety measures related to their personal safety as well as what should be done to prepare for the bushfire season.

Investigating the importance of bushfire survival plans

Overview: Students find out about the importance of families who live in bushfire prone areas developing a bushfire survival plan, as an essential part of preparing for the bushfire season. Students further learn the specific components that need to be included in a bushfire survival plan.

Getting help to prepare for bushfires

Overview: Students learn about the local fire service and emergency agencies in their area, and how these services assist local communities to be prepared for the bushfire season.