Gippsland FM is an official Emergency Broadcaster in line with a signed Memorandum of Understanding with Emergency Management Victoria.
During emergencies such as bushfires, floods or other large scale emergencies, the emergency response team at Gippsland FM monitor the situation and all communication from Emergency Management Victoria.
This means that sponsorship announcement breaks may extend in duration for the addition of emergency messages the station is obliged to broadcast.
During larger scale emergencies within our broadcast area, live programming may be suspended in order to bring vital communications and emergency messages from EMV and the relevant emergency service agencies (CFA, MFB, FRV, Victoria Police, SES, Ambulance Victoria etc.)
Victoria remains one of the most bushfire prone regions in the world – it is important to always remain vigilant and not become complacent.
Ensure your household has a bushfire plan prepared for the summer period and that you and your family will know what to do in case of a fire.
More information about a bushfire survival plan can be found on the CFA website by clicking here.
It is also important to keep updated on the current Fire Danger rating.
It is important you have a plan in place for what you and your family will do in case of floods.
Information about preparing for flooding can be found on the Victorian SES website by clicking here
Information about severe storms and preparation can be found on the Victorian SES website by clicking here
Learn more about severe thunderstorms from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology by clicking here.
Learn more about heat health alerts, days of extreme heat and how to keep healthy and safe on extreme heat days from the Department of Health and Human Services by clicking here.