Bushfire warnings

CENTRAL Queenslanders should familiarise themselves now with bushfire warnings to avoid confusion later.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Acting Regional Manager of Rural Operations for Central Region Tony Hazell said different warning messages could be issued to provide valuable and concise information during a bushfire event.

“Emergency services personnel may issue warning messages through the media during an incident and will inform residents of the steps they must take to survive the bushfire,” Mr Hazell said.

The three levels of messaging are advice - there is a fire in your area, but currently no threat; watch and act – there is a fire and you could be impacted so prepare to enact your bushfire plan; and emergency warning – there is a fire in your area, you need to enact your bushfire plan and prepare for impact.

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