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Emergency evacuation at St Thomas Aquinas School, Springwood

When a bush fire raced towards a school, staff and 600 students were forced to make an emergency evacuation.

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Imagine your school is in a high risk bush fire area. What is its bush fire emergency plan?

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Make sure your school’s emergency plans are tested regularly with authentic drills.

  • Prepare,
  • Respond,
  • People,
  • Place


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.
In early January flames tore through the renowned animal sanctuary of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Two weeks later the military were deployed to help out.

Schools in bush fire affected areas need a robust emergency plan.

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