Emergency Planning Advice Service (EPAS)

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The Emergency Planning Advice Service (EPAS) is designed to support people who have a disability, are older, or have a chronic or acute medical condition. It is being developed as part of CFA's Preparing Vulnerable People (PVP) project.

The Preparing Vulnerable People project aims to improve how bushfire/emergency preparedness plans are developed and acted on for those who are at greatest risk*.


Photo Credit: Colleen Furlanetto


What we need from you!


We have developed a new targeted household service called the Emergency Planning Advice Service (EPAS).

The program model has been informed by the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) Framework. This utilises a conversation guide used by people with disability to tailor emergency preparedness planning to their individual support needs.

The program will be co-delivered alongside Red Cross, this means participants can get help planning for other emergencies as well.

To have your say:

  • Read the draft program model, and then
  • Complete our quick survey (see tab below),
  • Ask any questions you have (see tab below), and
  • Share your stories of bushfire safety (see tab below).

We will make sure that the information you provide us is used to inform the program model structure and future trials of the program.




The Emergency Planning Advice Service (EPAS) is designed to support people who have a disability, are older, or have a chronic or acute medical condition. It is being developed as part of CFA's Preparing Vulnerable People (PVP) project.

The Preparing Vulnerable People project aims to improve how bushfire/emergency preparedness plans are developed and acted on for those who are at greatest risk*.


Photo Credit: Colleen Furlanetto


What we need from you!


We have developed a new targeted household service called the Emergency Planning Advice Service (EPAS).

The program model has been informed by the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) Framework. This utilises a conversation guide used by people with disability to tailor emergency preparedness planning to their individual support needs.

The program will be co-delivered alongside Red Cross, this means participants can get help planning for other emergencies as well.

To have your say:

  • Read the draft program model, and then
  • Complete our quick survey (see tab below),
  • Ask any questions you have (see tab below), and
  • Share your stories of bushfire safety (see tab below).

We will make sure that the information you provide us is used to inform the program model structure and future trials of the program.




Are you working on an emergency preparedness project aimed at the vulnerable people in your community? Share your bushfire and emergency safety stories with us!

We are collecting bushfire safety stories to help us build more resources for the Preparing Vulnerable People project.  If you have a story about a project to improve to bushfire or emergency preparedness of vulnerable people in your community, we'd love to hear it.  Don't forget to tell us the name of the project and the town of area the project covers too.

If you have a personal story of bushfire or emergency safety that you would like to share, please email us at kelly.stoner@cfa.vic.gov.au or angela.cook@cfa.vic.gov.au 

Thank you so much for taking the time to help us build resources for the PVP project.

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Page last updated: 16 Nov 2022, 12:11 PM