Community Warnings

To help you better understand the shared responsibility of being prepared for emergencies this fire season, Victoria’s emergency services have produced an informative video series around warnings and advice. Gisborne CFA ask that you take the time to review them, and to consider your own fire plan in light of the warnings that you may or may not receive. Remember, you may be the first people to learn about a fire in your neighborhood, and your first warning may be the presence of fire. Warnings cannot take the place of a fire plan.

When warnings are issued you need to understand what each one means.

The warning level is based on incident conditions and impact on the community, therefore the first warning issued could be an Emergency Warning – the highest level of warning.

There are three different levels of warnings:


    • General information to keep you up-to-date with developments.

    • An emergency threatens you.
    • Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect your health, life and your family.

    • You are in imminent danger and need to take action immediately.
    • You will be impacted by the emergency.