Summary

Brochure titled 'Farm Safety', published by WorkSafe Kids, circa 2003, it was still available after February 2009. It reflects community safety education and emergency response prior to Black Saturday. The publication recommends safety principles and behaviours for children who work and live on farms, and provides a series of activities that can be undertaken to reinforce learning outcomes.

Physical Description

A4 booklet, colour, cover image of cartoon graphics of a farming family on a yellow background.

Significance

The bushfires of February 2009 have changed forever the way in which we think of fire risk. This collection of public education material still available after Black Saturday shows how difficult it is for authorities to keep pace with creating appropriate, current and relevant publications. The inclusion of both flood and fire information for the same region also illustrates the challenges faced by local government and other authorities when dealing with increasing extremes of climate.

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