Fire debriefs aimed at making future safer

Published on 10 May 2018

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As Corangamite Shire recovers from the South West Complex Fire March 2018, a series of community forums will be held to plan for future emergencies.

Mayor Jo Beard called on Shire residents to attend the Better Together Community Drop In Debrief Sessions.

“The fertile conditions her in South West Victoria make it a notorious place for bushfires when things dry off, so we can’t afford to be complacent,” Cr Beard said.

“Emergency Management Victoria will hold six drop in debrief sessions in Corangamite so you can share your ideas about what can be improved into the future.

“Come along and share your experiences and your perspective on what went well and what could be done better.”

Cr Beard said the sessions would run from 5 pm – 8:30 pm.

“If you can’t make it, send a message with a friend or a family member so your voice is heard,” she said.

“You might have an idea nobody else has thought of, or a small observation that could be more significant than you realise.

“History tells us that fires happen. It’s up to us to make sure we’re ready when they do.”

The sessions will be facilitated on behalf of all agencies and departments involved in the response and recovery to the recent fires.

Where and when:

Camperdown: Thursday 17 May, Killara Centre

Cobden: Monday 21 May, Cobden Civic Hall

Terang: Thursday 24 May, Terang Civic Hall

Simpson: Tuesday 29 May, Simpson Recreation Reserve

Port Campbell: Wednesday 30 May, Port Campbell Recreation Reserve

Timboon: Thursday 31 May, Timboon Hall supper room