It’s vital to be prepared and informed this fire season to ensure the safety of yourself and loved ones.

Fire Ready Victoria – Eltham Meeting

Eltham CFA in conjuction with Eltham City CFA will host a local Fire Ready Victoria information session tomorrow evening. Understand the risks and know what to do in the event of a fire emergency.

When: Tuesday 14 January
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Where: Eltham Community and Reception Centre
More Information: Click here 

The Effects of Smoke and Your Health

The impacts from smoke from the bushfires are being felt across our region. Bushfire smoke is a mixture of differently sized particles, water vapour and gases, including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Fine particles and gases in bushfire smoke are small enough to be breathed deep into the lungs and can cause health effects. Everyone, especially those with existing heart or lung conditions, the elderly, pregnant women and young children should minimise time spent in smoky conditions where practical. If you are not under threat from a fire, avoid breathing in smoke by staying inside.

For more information on smoke and your health see https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/…/air-qu…/smoke/smoke-your-health

Bush Fire Support for People with Disability

Any NDIS participant who needs assistance with their disability supports due to the bush fire situation is encouraged to contact 1800 800 110 to discuss their circumstances. Participants impacted by the bushfires are being prioritised to ensure they can continue to receive their disability related supports, including any additional supports that may be required such as replacing equipment, additional care or therapies.

DSC (Disability Services Consulting) has put together a list of services and resources that support people with disability through the bushfire season. Read More.

Bushfire Resources

It’s important to check local weather, air quality and fire conditions regularly during the fire season.

Air Quality – Keep up to date with the latest air quality information at www.epa.vic.gov.au/airwatch

Emergency Information and Warnings – For the latest emergency information and warnings see: https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Nillumbik Shire Council – check the councils website regularly for more information on how to be prepared this fire season – https://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Home