Picture this... it’s a very hot day and the Fire Danger Rating is at Extreme. This has triggered your family to activate your emergency plan and spend the day at a relative's house who lives in an urban environment where the threat is reduced. Unfortunately, a fire does start and although you are safe you wonder how your home and property will fare against the fire.
The ‘Safe as Houses’ forum will explore case studies in which a house was or was not lost as a result of a fire. Justin Leonard from the CSIRO will present on different building materials and how they fare against a fire and will also look at a houses’ surroundings to give you an idea as to how best to prepare your property.
The forum will also give an overview of the upcoming fire danger period including communication and access interruptions within the area.
The community will be given the opportunity to ask questions about any of the topics raised in a panel of speakers and local agency representatives following the completion of the presentations.
Make sure you bring along your personal emergency plan as you may wish to include information that you gain from the evening.
For further information, email the Warrandyte Community Association at email@example.com.
When: 26 October 2017, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Where: Warrandyte Community Church, 57 Yarra Street
Bookings: Bookings are essential. Book using the form below