b'FIRE SAFETYWhere to get further Never travel into a high risk bushfire area where a Code Red information: People can create a customised Fire Danger Rating has been declared or where fires are burn- account for receiving auto-ing. It is good to also be aware of planned burns that occur mated notifications about throughout the year on public land which includes National upcoming planned burns on Parks and Forests. public land. The system is free Bushfire danger periods to register and use. Planned Fire Danger Periods varies depending on the local govern- burns only goahead when ment area and time of year, with Fire Danger Periods being set conditions are suitable so plans based upon certain environmental and weather criteria.can change at short notice. Please check:www.emergency.vic.gov.au For up to date infor-mation on the time and location of burns, Know the fire weather districts go toYou need to know which fire weather districts you plan to https://travel to so that you can monitor the Fire Danger Rating and plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au check if there is a Total Fire Ban in force. Call the Victorian Emergency Refer to www.emergency.vic.gov.au for information. hotine on 1800 226 226.Stay aware of the Fire Danger Rating and planned burns You can also seeburns that are in progress on the The higher the Fire Danger Rating, the higher the bushfire Vic E mergency apprisk. Areas that areheavily forested, have thick bush or long,dry grass or coastal areas with lots of plant life are at thegreatest risk of bushfire on high risk days.During the warmer months, the Fire Danger Rating willfeature in weather forecasts. You can also check by visitingwww.emergency.vic.gov.au and on the Fire Ready app. Planned burning reduces bushfire risk for communities andthe environment. Authorities use technology, local knowledgeand expert advice to understand where bushfire risk is, andhow planned burning will help reduce this risk. Experienced firecrews work with CFA and Parks Victoria to plan, assess andcarry out burns in parks and forests. Sometimes parks, forestsand roads may close as a result of planned burning. Find outwhere and when, so your trip isnt affected.34'