During a bushfire, DFES and the Department of Parks and Wildlife issue community alerts and warnings for bushfires that threaten lives and property. They are issued once firefighters have arrived at the scene and determine that there is a threat or potential threat to the community.

Understanding the Bushfire Warning System is extremely important  in helping you and your family to stay alert and informed when a bushfire starts.

The Bushfire Warning System operates using four levels of warnings.

These levels change to reflect the increasing risk to your life or property and decreasing amount of time before the fire arrives.

Know the warnings and stay alert when a bushfire starts.  Do not wait and see what happens, this could be deadly.

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