Emergency Community Preparedness
Emergencies may not be something we think about every day, but they can strike at any time, and disrupt lives in many different ways.
Emergencies can disrupt by damaging your home and your valuables, affecting your health, upsetting routines or causing unforeseen financial burden.
In most cases, the effects may be short term, but in some circumstances, if your losses are high, you can feel the effects of an emergency for a long time.
By taking some time to think about and plan for emergencies, you can help yourself and your household to be prepared, and cope better if an emergency occurs.
The Red Cross REDiPlan booklet includes four easy steps to prepare your household for an emergency, as well as a workbook section to record a plan for your household.
Download the REDiPlan booklet here.
Hard copies are available from the Council Office in Whitemark.
Acknowledgement to the Australian Red Cross for the website text and RediPlan booklet.
The Flinders Municipal Emergency Management Plan details the roles, responsibilities and arrangements for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery in the event of an emergency. The plan is maintained by the Flinders Municipal Emergency Management Committee. The above plan is currently in draft form awaiting consent from the Minister.
Download a range of information on fire safety from the Tasmanian Fire Service, including:
- Bushfires & Other Incident Alerts
- Community Protection Plans
- Fire Danger Rating
- 2012-14 Bushfire Survival Plan
- Bushfire DVD
In a fire emergency dial 000
For non-emergency fires contact the Flinders Island Fire Brigade Captain on 0427 365 706.
To become a volunteer fire fighter at any of the Brigades on the Island contact Jim Grace on 0427 365 706. Jim will assist you in what brigade to join and how to do it.