BUSHFIRE PLAN Asset Protection POLICY Rationale: Many schools in Victoria are located in areas that may be impacted by bushfire. The level of risk to which schools in these areas are exposed can vary considerably and is dependent on the bushfire hazard surrounding a school, and also how well a school is prepared and able to act in a bushfire emergency. Our school is currently identified as being in a low bushfire hazard area. This indicates we are in a flat urban area with maintained gardens and street verges devoid of native vegetation. It is noted that severe bushfires may still impact on the school. Aims: This document is designed to assist the school planning and preparing for the bushfire season. The safety, survival and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors is always the Department’s main priority. Staff are not expected to fight bushfires. Implementation: Do not pile wood against or near school buildings.
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- Fall '16
- Jeff Miller