This year the grass fire risk will begin earlier and last longer. We also expect more intense fires than we have seen in recent years. Just last week we provided a truck for a strike team tackling a large grass fire at Calder Park Drive in the city's north west. This is weeks earlier than we have seen in the past.
It is really important that residents living in the fringe areas of Tarneit and Truganina are well prepared and know what to do in the event of a grass fire.
CFA has produced an excellent video (below) that talks about grass fires, the risks they pose and what to do in the event of a grass fire. To help our residents who come from a wide range of backgrounds, and often have English as a second language, we have prepared translations of the video's dialogue in a number of languages, which you can download using these links:
You can watch the video here: