Our Municipal Fire Prevention Officer works closely with the Country Fire Authority at all times.
Issues dealt with throughout the year include:
Each government authority is required by law to employ a Fire Prevention Officer.
Fire Prevention inspections are carried out from November - March each year and properties within our municipality are inspected to ensure that they are maintained in a fire safe condition. Follow-up action is undertaken on the properties that have not been cleared in a satisfactory manner.
Permits to burn are issued mainly for fuel reduction and some other various reasons throughout the non fire danger period each year.
Advice is always available on any fire issue.
Fire prevention terms
It helps to understand the phrases used in relation to Fire Prevention. These terms are used regularly when fire prevention is discussed.
Please click on each link to learn about these terms and related information: