The project will initially focus on bushfire preparedness and the need for community-led fire plans, for the community and for households. The project is based on research that shows that unless a community or individual owns their fire action plan, it tends to be ignored and that activating a personal action plan will contribute to a greater sense of control in times of crisis.
The aims of the project will be discussed and presented by specialists on Alpine Radio over four weeks, with more episodes likely to be scheduled. The program will air from 11am to midday on Tuesdays and will be a forum for Kiewa Valley resident to learn, raise questions and contribute to the conversation.
Websites that provide information about preparing for emergencies:
Vic Emergency Relief and Recovery Centres
CFA Fire Ready Kit
Red Cross Help in Emergencies
Drop in or call the Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre on 5754 1166 to find out more about this community project.