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01 Apr 2022... A water safety campaign featuring resources to help prevent drowning deaths in multicultural communities across Australia. Developed by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, the “To Keep Our Community Safe When Swimming, Fishing and Boating” water safety resources are in written and audio format.
01 Feb 2017... A big wind blows away Birdie's nest! A story for young children about recovering from cyclones.Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
01 Nov 2020... Audio files to download with information about Home Fire Safety. Most fatal fires occur in the home, but the real tragedy is that many of these could be avoided. This brochures provides a checklist on preventative measures you can undertake to minimise the chance of a fire in your house.
01 Mar 2016... Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) are bacterial organisms that have some of the characteristics of bacteria and some of algae. They are present in almost all aquatic ecosystems in Australia, including rivers, lakes and estuaries. Under certain environmental conditions, blue-green algae concentrations in water can rapidly increase and form visible blooms or scums. Water affected by blue-green algae may be unsuitable for drinking, recreational activities such as swimming and fishing, and agricultural uses. Some species of blue-green algae produce toxins that are harmful to humans and animals when they are eaten, inhaled or contact the skin.
01 Oct 2020... When power outages occur, usually as a result of severe weather events, people sometimes use alternative sources of fuel or electricity generation for cooking, lighting, heating, or power. Portable generators can allow some normal activities to continue, however, it is important to use them with extreme caution. Carbon monoxide is invisible, and you cannot smell it. If it builds up in a home, garage or caravan it can cause sudden illness, loss of consciousness and death. Protect yourself and your family from injury or death by following these safety tips.
24 Jan 2023... Find out how you can plan and prepare for the fire season. Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world and bushfires and grassfires are a part of life. Bushfires and grassfires start quickly, often without warning and they can threaten lives and properties within minutes. All Victorians need to know how to plan for and respond to fire.
24 Jan 2023... If you live, work or plan to travel through Victoria, you may be at risk of fire. Not all fires are equal. How you should respond depends on where your property is and the environment around it. This is a general guide to help you identify your risk of fire based on your location. If you are not sure about fire risk for your property, you can speak to your local fire brigade.
Rips are complex, can quickly change shape and location, and at times, are difficult to see. The things to look for are deeper, dark-coloured water; fewer breaking waves; a rippled surface surrounded by smooth waters; and anything floating out to sea or foamy, discoloured, sandy, water flowing out beyond the waves. Rips don’t always show all of these signs at once. Can you spot a rip?
01 Feb 2017... Information published by the Queensland Government. Birdie and her friends have to get away from a bushfire. A story for young children about recovering from fires. Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fires can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
If you find yourself in a rip current, stay calm and consider your options. Raise an arm to seek help. Try floating with the current, it may bring you back to shore. Swim parallel to the shore or towards breaking waves and use them to help you in. Reassess your situation. If what you’re doing isn’t working, try one of the other options until you’re rescued or return to shore.
14 Jun 2023... Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas you can’t see, taste or smell. It is produced from burning fuels like gas, wood and charcoal, even without smoke. Some devices make carbon monoxide and should never be used indoors, including outdoor heaters, barbeques, and tools with gasoline and vehicle engines.
01 Feb 2021... Airborne mould spores are commonly found in both indoor and outdoor environments. When they land on damp spots indoors, they may begin to grow and spread. There is no practical way to eliminate all mould indoors; the way to control indoor mould growth is to control the source of moisture.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds. Usually the virus circulates in wild bird populations causing no disease or only mild disease. Infection of domestic poultry, such as chickens, can cause severe disease in these birds. There are a number of different strains of avian influenza, only a few of which can cause disease in humans.
01 Oct 2019... This guide informs you on information such as how to stay informed on fire risk days, why you should leave early, what information to gather ahead of fire season for you and your family, understand what to expect during a bushfire and guidance on how to stay informed on fires across your area.
01 Aug 2019... This home fire safety video was developed alongside a local Thai community group in Springvale and the Springvale brigade and station staff. The video focuses on kitchen fire safety which, as data highlights is where most house fires start. It shows in a humorous way, how people can easily get distracted from cooking with disastrous consequences.
Information on when and how to safely drink water after a flood. After a flood, your water provider will advise you whether your tap water is safe to drink. They may issue a 'Do not drink advisory': Your water has harmful chemicals and toxins and drinking it can make you very sick or a 'Boil water advisory': Your water could have germs and you must boil water before use. Drinking unboiled water can make you sick.
01 May 2012... Older people and people with disability are at higher risk of being injured or not surviving a fire in their home. This usually occurs when disability or illness affects individual ability. Consider your situation. Will reduced hearing or vision mean you are slower to realise there is a fire? Will reduced mobility affect how you would safely escape a fire in your home? The information in this brochure, together with the home fire safety booklet has been designed to assist you to reduce your fire risk.
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