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Bushfire information kits for tourism businesses

Bushfire information kits for tourism businesses
December 15, 2013

Tourism Victoria and Victoria's Country Fire Authority (CFA) have developed a toolkit, the Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit, to assist businesses prepare for fire.

With Victoria being one of the most fire-prone areas in the world and bushfires occurring every summer, the Kit advises what to do if a bushfire starts near a business, and what managers and employees may need to do to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

The Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit guides business owners through the decision making process to develop a plan to suit their business. It helps businesses understand their risks, prepare their business and employees, plan how to inform their customers, identify their triggers to act and prepare a plan.

A joint statement from Tourism Victoria and CFA explains "a written plan may save lives by helping you to stay focused and respond in the best possible way when under pressure.

"Preparation may also help to minimise the loss of profits and get a business back up and running more quickly after the threat of fire has passed."

For further bushfire planning information call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667 or click here for more information. 

9th March 2013 - VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HEROES CELEBRATED AT MOOMBA 2013


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