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You can reduce the risk to your home from a bushfire by taking the time to prepare your property well before the bushfire season starts.
10 ways to make sure you are fire ready:
For more information about how to prepare your property download a copy of the CFA Fire Ready Kits.
If you want to burn off, check the current fire restrictions and burning off requirements.
Leaving early is your safest option to survive a bushfire.
It is important to have a written and practiced Bushfire Survival Plan that includes what you and your family will do on a fire risk day.
To find out more about preparing your family and your property, watch our Fire Ready in the Macedon Ranges video below and make sure you visit the CFA website for more information on how you can Prepare Your Personal Bushfire Plan.
You can prepare for the safety and welfare of your pets, horses and livestock in an emergency by:
For more information, see Pets in emergencies (Agriculture Victoria)
For injured wildlife contact Wildlife Rescue Victoria or phone 1300 094 535.