Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. Understanding your level of risk is the first step in knowing what to do before and during a fire.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre recently released the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for 2016-17, which shows an above normal bushfire potential across North, North West and Western Victoria.
Now is the best time to make sure you understand your fire risk and start preparing yourself, your family and your home for the threat of fire this summer. Go to http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/am-I-at-risk/ to have a look at the different types of fire risk environments below and see which one you live in. By recognising and understanding your risk environment this will also help you to start preparing your property for fire and know what to do.