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Alpine Health Community Care  – Services on ‘Extreme or Code Red’ Declared Days

3 December 2020

The State of Victoria has adopted a Fire Danger Rating (FDR) to assist the communities understanding of what is meant by fire danger.  These ratings recognise the significant increase in severe bushfire conditions over the past decade and the subsequent greater level of danger to the community.

As a consequence an “Extreme or Code Red” fire danger warning has been developed as a measure of determining days where contributing factors represent an unprecedented fire danger.

On “Extreme or Code Red’ declared days, as part of our Occupational Health & Safety requirements for staff, the Alpine Health Community Care Service will have the following service delivery arrangements:

  • All alpine@home Activity Group services will be cancelled
  • All indigo@home Community Based Meals will be cancelled.
  • Only personal care and meals on wheels services will be provided within the townships of Myrtleford; Mount Beauty, Bright., Beechworth, Yackandandah, Rutherglen and Chiltern. All other services are to be cancelled.

You will be notified directly by staff if your service is to be cancelled on Extreme and ‘Code Red’ declared days, to enable you to make any other necessary arrangements.

As bushfire season approaches we would like to remind you about the importance of having a plan about leaving early on high risk fire danger days.  Clients are encouraged to discuss the issue with family and friends.

If you require further information about bushfire preparedness, please contact your local Country Fire Authority Service.


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