Damage or Interfere with a Fire Indicator Panel or other Apparatus

In respect to this article, the main purposes of the changes to the Country Fire Authority Act 1958; and the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958 are to “reflect current organisational arrangements and clarify the command structures applying at fires, to increase penalties and create new offences to mitigate risks that undermine effective emergency response and community safety and to modernise outdated provisions

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WarningEarlier this year, the Victorian Government proclaimed changes to the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act (Vic) 1958 and the Country Fire Authority Act (Vic) 1958.

These changes introduced new laws that made it an offence to "damage or interference with fire indicator panel or other apparatus". The fines related to this can be levied against anyone and could cost as much as about $9,000.00.

Changes to CFA & MFB Act - Damage or Interfere with Fire Indicator Panel or other apparatus!

Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (Vic) was proclaimed in Victoria on December 1, 2012.

Total fire ban restrictions

The Country Fire Authority (CFA), provide general advice on a day of total fire ban.

Fire Restrictions can be applied across most areas of Victoria by CFA, when fire danger is high. Typically this is over the summer period of November through to April. Restrictions are applied in small areas at a time.

Summer 2006/07 fire safety

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the weather forecast for Victoria is for above average daytime temperatures. This no doubt will lead to an increased probability of bushfire.

For home owners in high risk bushfire prone areas, NOW is the time to develop a practical bushfire survival plan and be prepared.

Bureau of Meteorology

A warm end to the year
There is a strong shift in the odds towards above normal daytime temperatures for the December quarter (October-December) over Victoria, the Bureau of Meteorology announced today.

The pattern of seasonal maximum temperature odds across Victoria is mainly due to higher than normal temperatures in the Indian Ocean.