Preparing for bushfires

This section explores the theme of 'Preparing for bushfires'. Students learn about the risk of bushfires and how to reduce them, in order for them to begin to understand the risks of bushfire in their own area. They explore how bushfire survival plans are developed and their importance in preparing to respond to a bushfire.

Know the risks

Overview: This session explores what the risks are of bushfires, who is affected and by knowing the risks, how everyone can be prepared to face them.

Closer to home

Overview: Students learn that by understanding the potential risks around the home and ways to address those risks, people can help reduce the destruction caused by bushfires.

Bushfire survival plans

Overview: Students learn that residents in bushfire-prone areas in all parts of Victoria should develop a bushfire survival plan as an essential part of preparing for bushfires.