How to respond during a bushfire

May 25, 2024 BY

Disaster preparedness: A workshop to be held in Smythesdale next month will about navigating bushfire scenarios. Photo: FILE

A FREE community bushfire scenario workshop is set to be held in the Golden Plains Shire next month.

The event is a partnership between the municipality and Safer Together Victoria, designed to teach residents how to navigate potential bushfire scenarios.

Topics covered in the workshop will include decision making under stress, stress management techniques and practical exercises in a bushfire event.

Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham encouraged members to come along to the event held at The Well at Smythesdale.

“With the recent bushfires we experienced in the northern parts of the Shire, this workshop is a great opportunity for local residents to gain a realistic understanding of what takes place during an emergency and learn valuable tips that will keep themselves and the community safe,” he said.

“The workshop will focus on the first few hours of an emergency or disaster and how community members can assist before outside support is available.

“I encourage all members of the community to attend the workshop and work together to develop a community response to emergency.”

Light refreshments will be provided to attendees.

The workshop will take place on Sunday 2 June and registration can be made on the Golden Plains Shire website.