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TOTAL FIRE BAN

In response to Very High fire danger expected in parts of the state on Friday 11 Janaury a Total Fire Ban has been declared for southern municipalities including the Huon Valley from 2am 11 Jan 2019 until 2am on Saturday (12 Jan 2019).

A total fire ban means no fires can be lit in the open air for any purpose.

Today it’s going to be hot and it’s going to be windy.

Tasmanian Fire Service ask landowners to reconsider the need to undertake activities like mowing lawns, slashing grass and any other activities that may cause sparks and result in unintended consequences.

 

CURRENT ALERT INFORMATION

Please monitor the Tasmanian Fire Service Website http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/  for any alerts in your area.

You can also visit TasALERT http://www.alert.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx

In the event of an emergency, please call 000.

 

BUSHFIRE PLANS

The Tasmanian Fire Service has developed the Prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan.

The Australian Red Cross has developed Rediplan (PDF) which you can also get from our offices.

 

Community Bushfire Protection Plans

Tasmania Fire Service has prepared a number of Community Bushfire Protection Plans to assist communities.   We advise you to familiarise yourself with the plan for your area and act on the advice provided by Tasmania Fire Service.

http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=communityProtectionPlanningProjectPublic

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERTS FOR EXTREME HEAT 

Department of Health and Human Services have produced the following information for coping with extreme heat.  Some people may experience the effects of hot weather more than others, so it’s important to know what these effects are, who is at risk and what you can do.

Follow this link to find out more

https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/alerts/standing_health_alerts/extreme_heat?fbclid=IwAR0QJzY_gcUbIe0044z3LXJlW7nKaMWCJ1GQGmBoTkj5R91CA1rIUoIxRzs