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Max Davies
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City of Whittlesea residents are being urged to prepare for fire season now.

Emergency services and local government representatives will present information to residents at Whittlesea Community Activity Centre on October 10 in a bid to prepare the municipality for fire season.

Organised by the Country Fire Authority, CFA, Whittlesea and Surrounds Fireguard Group, City of Whittlesea and Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, the event aims to prepare the community for fire season.

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The CFA will facilitate a bushfire scenario presentation, with a chance for residents to speak about their current emergency plans and ask questions to a panel of experts including Victoria Police, Victoria State Emergency Service, council representatives, and the Department of Education. 

Topics such as school and aged care facility responses, evacuation plans and caring for animals during emergencies will be discussed.

The City of Whittlesea Resilience and Emergency Management team will also be present, providing information about emergency planning and offering sample home emergency kits and giveaways to promote preparedness. 

City of Whittlesea chief executive Craig Lloyd urged people in the Whittlesea township and surrounds to attend to ensure they have the information and support they needed.

“Ensuring our community is equipped to stay safe in an emergency is vitally important, that’s why we are proud to be supporting this event in partnership with other agencies,” he said.

“We want our community to feel confident that they know how to stay safe, particularly ahead of the summer fire season.”  

The event will be at Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, located 57-61 Laurel Street, from 6.30pm till 8.30pm on October 10.

Registration is free, which will include light refreshments at the event. People can register at bit.ly/3sW3fje.

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