Fire

Planning and preparing property for fire events is of utmost importance to Barongarook residents. 

Colac Otway Shire – Fire Prevention & Emergency Management

Publications by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) -

Barongarook Community Information Guide – Bushfire

“Why Barongarook is at risk of bushfire -
Fire Authorities have assessed Barongarook as having a VERY HIGH bushfire risk. Local residents and visitors should be prepared for fire and have a plan for when the Fire Danger Rating is SEVERE, EXTREME or CODE RED.
This community information guide includes a map containing key elements of Barongarook’s bushfire risk. At the time of publication, there are no designated Neighbourhood Safer Places – Places of Last Resort at Barongarook.
Important community bushfire safety information is provided to help you make informed decisions about how to survive a bushfire, whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area. Planning and preparationcan save lives in a bushfire. Use this community information guide to help you and your family to prepare”. (Last updated Nov 2011 V2_00 1, PDF)

CFA Fire Ready Kit

CFA Planning Templates

Landscaping for Bushfire

“ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION – CFA has developed Landscaping for Bushfire: Garden Design and Plant Selection for new and established homes in high-risk areas. This includes properties in the Bushfire Management Overlay (see below). The focus is on residential gardens, but the design principles can be applied to larger developments”.  (Landscaping for Bushfire, Garden Design and Plant Selection, PDF 2011)

CFA Plant Selection Key

Dairy Australia – Preparing your dairy farm for fire threats ‘tool kit’