Summer is here, and for most of us that means Christmas, time with family and friends, and hopefully a bit of a break to celebrate the end of the year.
We are all busy trying to get everything done by that looming Christmas deadline. But no matter how busy you are, make sure you don’t neglect your fire plan.
It’s been a bit of a wet and chilly spring but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security – we still need to prepare for what could potentially be a long, hot summer.
If you don’t already have a fire plan in place, now’s the time to finalise your plan so that everyone in your family knows what to do in the event of a fire.
The CFA website has some great resources that you can use to help form a plan – go to cfa.vic.gov.au to read or print their Fire Ready Kit. If you do not have access to the internet or to a printer, please contact my office and I will be able to assist you with this.
This summer I am visiting fire stations across Victoria to listen to firefighters and their communities about the future of the fire services.
For more information on making sure your voice is heard or to make a confidential submission please refer to www.yourfireservices.com.au.
If elected, a Liberal Nationals Coalition will conduct a Royal Commission in to the fire services. The outcome of this Royal Commission will be safer communities for all Victorians and a safer workplace for our tens of thousands of career and volunteer firefighters.
I am looking forward to an active 2018 representing you in Victoria’s Parliament and getting out and about into the community. Don’t forget my office has now moved; we are now located at Suite 3/445 Princes Highway in Officer, next to the new service station.
Please pop in to say hello, or raise any State Government-related issues.
I look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Brad Batttin MP
State Member for Gembrook
Shadow Minister for Emergency Services
Shadow Minister for Environment