Hume residents are being reminded that now is the time to act in preparation for the upcoming Fire Danger Period.
Hume City Council Chief Executive Officer, Domenic Isola said with the Fire Danger Period approaching, it is important for residents to be aware and understand the fire risks in their area.
“Fire is a major risk in our community and Hume City has a long history of fast-moving grass fires, especially during the declared Fire Danger Period,” Mr Isola said.
“All Hume residents need to take responsibility for removing fire hazards and rubbish on their land, and Council offers a number of waste services to support residents to do this.
“Council officers are commencing annual fire hazard property inspections. These inspections are important in helping us as a community reduce fire risk,” Mr Isola said.
Mr Isola encourages residents to download the VicEmergency app and to start checking Fire Danger Ratings daily, along with any warnings.
“Regardless of whether people live on the urban fringe or in a rural setting, it is vital to have a fire ready plan in place and be prepared.
“By making sure you and your family know and understand the warning levels and what they mean, will help you to implement your fire plan in the event of an emergency.
Council has installed new signs across Hume City as an additional reminder for residents to prepare properties before the Fire Danger Period commences.
“Council is also working in partnership with the Victorian Government and the fire service agencies to ensure that Hume City is fire ready.”