Text and photographs supplied by the Dereel Fire Brigade
The Dereel Fire Brigade are reminding residents, where possible, to set aside time between 12:30pm and 2:30pm today, Saturday 15th December 2018. A Bushfire Scenario Workshop is being held at the Dereel Soldiers Memorial Hall in Swamp Road.
This special workshop is a fantastic new approach to providing you with invaluable information that may be of use towards preparing, planning and enacting your Bushfire Plan. In previous years, the Country Fire Authority has held Bushfire Planning Workshops locally. These sessions included specifically trained presenters from the CFA talking about different topics and information in a seminar environment.
How will it work?
The new Bushfire Scenario Workshop format is much more interactive and inclusive. Attendees are separated into multiple workgroups, where they play out more realistic scenarios which can be related back to the types of situations they may face on a high risk fire day.
Dereel is recognised as being one of the highest risk bushfire zones in Victoria. All residents are encouraged to attend the Bushfire Scenario Workshop to meet other residents, get involved in discussions, share your own ideas and possibly learn from the approaches of the other
attendees on the day.
Do You Have More Questions?
Members of the Dereel Fire Brigade will also be present today to answer your concerns and questions. The fire trucks will be available for
people to look over. Children will be welcome to climb on and look through the fire trucks as well. (A great photo opportunity, so bring your cameras.)
NOTE: The availability of brigade members and fire trucks may change due to unforeseen commitments and any fire/incident events on the day.
What else is happening today?
Come down earlier and mix with other residents from this morning. A free sausage sizzle will be operating from 11:30am before the scenario workshop.
The usual DCHI fundraiser, Hub Café Devonshire Tea will also operate from 2pm after the workshop, so you can stay longer and share your thoughts on the workshop whilst enjoying a great coffee and scones or cake for a $5.00 donation.
The Community Garden Group will also be maintaining the garden today, from 2pm to 4pm.