Bushfire Preparedness Program

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Following Black Saturday, the Department of Education and Training initiated a substantial and wide-ranging review of bushfire and emergency management arrangements and as a result the School Bushfire Protection Project (SBPP) was established.

Program delivery for this significant DET project involved assessing and managing works at “Bushfire at Risk Register Schools” in Victoria, which were identified as being particularly bushfire prone. A school’s Shelter in Place (SIP) is required as part of the school’s emergency management planning and is a place of absolute last resort after all other options have failed.