Message from the Premier & Minister to respond. These Victorians do an incredible job in keeping our state safe. But they can’t do it alone. We all have a responsibility to plan and prepare for fire. Whether you’re in the bush, near the beach, close to grassland or paddocks, you need to prepare now. There are some simple steps you can take straight away to stay safe this fire season. Our emergency services are ready for a long, hot and dry fire season. A record fleet of 50 aircraft and thousands of volunteers and career firefighters are ready Make a fire plan and know your trigger to enact it. Talk to your loved ones and make sure they know the plan too. Know where you’ll get your emergency information from and have your emergency kit ready to go. And for more information on how to prepare, visit vic.gov.au/knowfire. Taking the right steps now could make all the difference.