What is a high fire danger day?
Fire danger ratings describe the potential level of danger should a bushfire start and are calculated using a combination of weather forecasting and information about vegetation that could fuel a fire.
The new Australian fire danger rating system (AFDRS) , categorises these into various categories
What to do on a high fire danger day?
- Check your Bush Fire Survival Plan
- Make sure you know how to manually operate electric garage doors, gates, and locks
- Keep electric vehicles charged if you can
- Charge up mobile phones and devices, as well as power banks
- Monitor fire warnings through the Rural Fire Service or Hazards Near Me app
- Report electricity supply interruptions through our website or call 133 718
- Treat all powerlines as 'live' and dangerous by keeping at least 8m away from any low or fallen powerlines. Never drive across fallen powerlines
If you see a fallen or damaged power line, call Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or call 000 if the situation is life-threatening