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 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.
Check out www.bushfire.tas.gov.au. This dedicated bushfire website includes seamless access to an online 5 Minute Bushfire Plan as well as a range of simple tools, factual information and links to bushfire safety information. It also includes a link to the new Bushfire Safety Guide that contains a hard copy of the bushfire plan if required.
In a fire emergency dial 000
For non-emergency fires contact the Flinders Island Fire Brigade Captain, Stephen Mason on 0428 594 515.
To become a volunteer fire fighter at any of the Brigades on the Island contact Stephen Mason. Stephen will assist you in what brigade to join and how to do it.