Summary

CFA pamphlet titled 'Living In The Bush', published in 2004 and still available after the February 2009 bushfires. It reflects community safety education and emergency response prior to the lessons learnt from Black Saturday, and recommends actions to be undertaken by the community during periods of high fire danger and other natural disasters, It is reflective of current and best practice in application of personal and community safety and survival at the time of writing.

Physical Description

DL brochure, colour, cover image of eucalyptus with four images of fire safety and preventative measures superimposed on cover image.

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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