#1181
Keymaster

The CFA do have a FA Community Fireguard set up in particularly vulnerable bushfire areas. There is, for example, one down at Moggs Creek, just the other side of Aireys Inlet along the Great Ocean Road. This is a CFA supported program, where community members prepare for potential fire risks, including working out a ‘phone tree’ type arrangement where people can contact each other in the most effective way possible. Ideally special arrangements are made for people with disabilities; the elderly etc. Note in the humanitarian directory – https://www.torqaid.com/resources on p.4 there are two references by CBM relating to people with disabilities in disasters; and also on p.9, two more references by Help Age for elderly people in disasters. Ideally in an Australian context, local governments (such as the Surf Coast Shire in its Municipal Emergency Management Plan – see p.16 of humanitarian bibliography), take notice of vulnerable groups of people.