Black Saturday, February 7th, 2009

It was a terrible day and many shocking fires threatened our lovely State of Victoria.

When Australia’s worst bushfire struck regions across Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009, it took over 170 lives, left more than seven thousand people homeless and became the country’s most devastating disaster in history.

Since then many people have worked hard to ensure that such a catastrophic event will never occur again.

Post some comments about what you can remember about Black Saturday. You were in Grade 2 or Grade 3.

The CFA-Country Fire Authority

Here is the website to visit this week. The kids site has plenty of things to do to help you with planning for your safety in case of an emergency.

http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/students/activities/index.htm

Be prepared to answer the following questions:

What is the nature of your emergency?

Where is emergency- the address.

Which emergency service do you require?