Category Archives: Advice

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Planning and Preparing for this Upcoming Fire Season

Taking steps to get prepared before the fire season means you know what to do when you’re at risk . It’s important to prepare your property for fire, but you also need to plan and prepare for your safety.

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When did you last replace your actual smoke alarm?

More than a third of Victorians have never replaced their smoke alarms. Is it time you replaced yours?

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Cooler Weather Prompts Chimney Warning

As the cooler weather kicks in, CFA is urging residents to keep themselves safe by checking and maintaining their fireplaces, chimneys, fireboxes and flues.

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Only working smoke alarms save lives

Did you know that by law, all residential properties in Victoria must have at least one smoke alarm installed on each level?

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When Did You Last Service Your Evaporative Cooler?

Last weekend (Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th January 2017), CFA attended 4 House Fires caused by Evaporative Cooling Systems. Lucky no houses were majorly damaged and were contained to the area of the cooling unit.

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Illegal Fireworks for New Year’s Celebrations

Residents of Mornington Peninsula Shire are being urged to rethink New Year’s Eve plans that involve illegal fireworks.

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What vegetation can I remove on my property this fire season? 10/30 Rule

For most properties in Mount Eliza, if you want to remove trees or vegetation, you will most likely require a permit to do so. However, Planning Exemptions known as the 10/30 and 10/50 rule were introduced around 2011 to reduce red tape for residents needing to clean up their property ahead of a bushfire season.

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