As we move further into 2017, and further down the path of the WyeSep resettlement, we are seeing a strong shift from a focus on recovery from the 2015 Christmas Day Fires and the 2016 Floods, to the renewal of a community.
Emergency management and planning extends far beyond the frontline. Schools are often the centre of the community, not only physically but as a place where knowledge can begin and be passed on throughout households and beyond.
Victoria’s fleet of 48 specialist aircraft fleet have worked hard this summer season working alongside crews on the ground, to keep small fires small.
There has been almost 3000 fires across Victoria so far this season but no major fires.
The Community Based Emergency Management (CBEM) approach has been used across Victoria to support communities and organisations to better connect and work together before, during and after emergencies.