Bushfire Emergency Information
Schools, kindergartens and childcare facilities assessed to be most at risk of bushfire are placed on the department’s Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR). Gisborne Secondary College is one of these such schools.
Inclusion on this register is a trigger for action, including:
– pre-emptive relocation, learning from home or closure action plans for the school when at the highest risk due to a forecast elevated Fire Danger Ratings in our local government area.
– mandatory pre-emptive closure of the school on all days forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology to be Catastrophic fire danger rating (FDR) in our fire weather district.
– cancellation of all bus routes which travel through fire weather districts that are forecasted to be Catastrophic FDR.
– in the event of exposure to an immediate bushfire or grassfire threat, the School Principals (including Assistant Principals) and approved Facilities Manager have the authority to enact their Emergency Management Plan (EMP).