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Fire safety: In-language information

Stay safe during fire season. Below is a list of translated materials and resources to support Victorians with fire preparation, safety, survival and recovery.

Monitor VicEmergency warnings and advice

Stay safe during fire season. Monitor official warnings and information from Victoria’s Emergency Services:

We've also collated a range of Victorian Government translated materials below, to help you understand, prepare and stay safe during the fire season. 

Fire danger ratings and safety information

Country Fire Authority (CFA) in-language fact sheets and audio files explain fire danger ratings and safety information.

Health and safety information

A range of factsheets and audio files about fire safety are available in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Khmer, Macedonian, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Smoke and your health 

Find out more about how smoke can affect your health and the actions you can take to avoid or reduce potential health effects.

Find smoke and your health multi-lingual resources

Emergency, crisis and support services

Learn about different types of emergencies and the support services that exist to help you if you are in an emergency situation in Victoria. In an emergency, call triple zero (000).

Find crisis and support multilingual resources

Survive the heat

This translated brochure contains information on how individuals can take care of themselves and look out for family, friends and neighbours who may need help coping with the heat.

Find survive the heat translated brochure

Your guide to fire survival

This guide informs you on information such as how to stay informed on fire risk days, why you should leave early and guidance on how to stay informed on fires across your area.

Find fire survival multilingual resources

Fire safety for older people and people with disability 

A translated brochure that has been designed to assist older people or people with disability to reduce their risk of fire and harm from fires. 

Find fire for older people and people with disability translated brochure

Home fire safety

This translated brochure provides a checklist on preventative measures you can undertake to minimise the chance of a fire in your house.

Find the home fire safety translated brochure

Find the audio version about home fire safety

After a fire: asbestos hazards

This document aims to help address concerns raised about asbestos fibres and should be read with other information about asbestos.

Find multilingual resources about asbestos hazards

After a fire: returning home safely

Information on how to protect yourself when returning to a bushfire-affected property.

Find the returning home safely multilingual fact sheet

After a fire: private drinking water and water tank safety

If you live in a bushfire-affected area your water source could become contaminated. 

Find the drinking water and water tank multilingual fact-sheet

After a fire: fire retardants and your health

Fire retardants are chemicals used by the Victorian fire agencies to assist in the control of bushfires in Victoria. 

Find the fire retardants and health multilingual fact-sheet

Trauma: reaction and recovery 

This resource gives some examples on how to resolve traumatic reactions to trauma and encourages the seeking of help from a health professional. 

Find trauma multilingual resources

Recovering from long term trauma

Translated factsheets about recovering from long-term trauma.

Find recovering from trauma multilingual resources

Help for you and your family after disaster

Most people experience acute stress during events of natural disaster or large scale acts of violence.

Find help after a disaster multilingual resources

Family help kit – post traumatic stress

This translated Family Help Kit provides information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that some children and adolescents develop after they have experienced a traumatic event.

Find post traumatic stress translated resources

Mental health services

This subtitled video provides information on the range of mental health support services available in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find mental health subtitled video

Power outages

Extreme heat can place pressure on the electricity network, resulting in power outages. Find out how you can be prepared and be safe by reading the translated Your Power Outages Guide.

Find power outages translated resources

Advice on managing distress

The Red Cross also have translated advice to help you look after yourself and your family during a crisis in English, Arabic, Farsi, Somali, Swahili and Nepali.

Find advice on managing distress: Information for communities, parents and caregivers after a distressing event

Talking to children after a crisis

The Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service have a series of Birdie stories that can be helpful when talking to children about recovering from fire and other crises.

These are available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Samoan, Somali and Vietnamese.

Find translated children's resources

Reviewed 15 January 2020

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