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Emergency Information - VicEmergency

The following information is designed to prepare students for emergency hazards/situations whilst they are working and travelling in/through a rural or regional area. 

Critical alerts and community advice are available via the VicEmergency App for the following agencies.

  • Country Fire Authority
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Life Saving Victoria
  • Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • Victorian State Emergency Service

Download the VicEmergency app from the Google Play or the App Store and set up a ‘watch zone’ for your location to receive updates and warnings.  Familiarise yourself with the app before you need to use it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other sources for VicEmergency information
Website:  www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicemergency
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vicemergency/
Radio:  emergency broadcasters
Telephone:  VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226
Local police stations

NB.  During emergencies and in some rural and regional areas, there may be ‘blackspots’ where it is not possible to use your mobile device. It is important that you are prepared and know where you can get emergency information and warnings.

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