Sadly, four out of five bushfire deaths happen close to home. Always plan to #LeaveEarly

The reasons are black and white

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Throwing away a cigarette, leaving a campfire unattended or operating machinery near grassland could start a devastating fire. We're all responsible for bush and grassfire prevention. To report reckless behavior, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Follow this simple tutorial to learn how to check the Fire Danger Rating in the Vic Emergency app.
Today's fire danger rating is EXTREME in the Wimmera, SEVERE in the Mallee, Northern Country, North Central, South West and Central, and VERY HIGH across West and South Gippsland and HIGH in East Gippsland.
There is a TOTAL FIRE BAN in place for the Mallee, Wimmera, Central, South West, North Central and Northern Country districts.

We're on deck in the State Control Centre and monitoring...
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Declaring a Total Fire Ban is a decision that is not made lightly.

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington discusses the triggers, the science, the process, people and agencies involved.
A TOTAL FIRE BAN has been declared for Tomorrow Wednesday 22 February across six of Victoria's nine districts.
Fire Danger Ratings will be Extreme in the Wimmera, Severe in the Mallee, Northern Country, North Central, South West and Central, and Very High across Gippsland.

Read More: [ Vic.gov.au Link ]

Apologies- Earlier we communicated that the Wimmera was Severe when it is in fact Extreme.
CFA has delivered dozens of boxes of food to the Lions Club as part of their ‘Need for feed’ campaign to help struggling dairy farmers in Gippsland.

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Are you getting too many alerts on your Vic Emergency app?

This video explains how you can edit your watch zones to make sure you are getting the alerts you need.
Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. On high risk fire days, don't stay behind, #LeaveEarly before a fire starts.

The reasons are black and white

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The original firebomber - Keith Davidson

49 years' flying in and out of Stawell, 42 years’ aerial firefighting and 21,430 flying hours.

Read about Keith’s remarkable legacy here: [ Vic.gov.au Link ]
Throwing away a cigarette, leaving a campfire unattended or operating machinery near grassland could start a devastating fire. We're all responsible for bush and grassfire prevention. To report reckless behavior, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
A Watch & Act warning has been issued for the Midland Highway near Mount Franklin / Shepherds Flat.

There is a grassfire at MIDLAND HWY, MOUNT FRANKLIN that is not yet under control.

This grassfire is travelling in a north-easterly direction FROM Midland Hwy, Mount Franklin.

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The final in our 10 part series giving you more information on Victorias "Tankers with wings" we hope you enjoyed it. We have a special bonus feature tomorrow at 12pm to round out this series.

Victoria’s specialised aircraft fleet is strategically positioned across the state so it is available for a range of different types of fires and terrain to provide the best support possible to our...
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The ninth in our 10 part series giving you more information on Victorias "Tankers with wings" remember to check every day at 12pm.

Victoria’s specialised aircraft fleet is strategically positioned across the state so it is available for a range of different types of fires and terrain to provide the best support possible to our firefighters.
Today we remember the 75 lives that were lost during the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983.

On February 16, 1983, more than 180 fires fanned by winds of up to 110 km/h caused widespread destruction across Victoria and South Australia.

Over 3,700 buildings were destroyed or damaged and 2,545 individuals and families lost their homes. A total of 4,540 insurance claims were paid totalling A$176...
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The Sun News-Pictorial emblazoned their cover with a photo of devastation in the township of Streatham and called 12 February 1977 “the day the west caught fire”.

12 February 1977 - The day the west caught fire - CFA

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WATCH AND ACT issued for Carpendeit, South Purrumbete, Jancourt East. Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly.

The eighth in our 10 part series giving you more information on Victorias "Tankers with wings" remember to check every day at 12pm.

Victoria’s specialised aircraft fleet is strategically positioned across the state so it is available for a range of different types of fires and terrain to provide the best support possible to our firefighters.
Thanks to our friends at The Project for helping Captain Koala on his quest to find a fire safe Valentine yesterday.
Everyone's fire risk is different.
Understand yours so you know what to do in an emergency.

The reasons are black and white

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