The EPS Emergency Management Plan covers all potential emergency management situations, not just fire. We annually update this and send it to DET for approval.
Emerald Primary School is on the DET ‘Bushfire At Risk Register’, along with most schools in this area. This means we must close on days forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology as Catastrophic FDR in their fire weather district. We are assured we would receive warnings of potential Catastrophic days several days prior. The closures will be generated through DET, determined by the Emergency Management Commissioner, based on Bureau of Meteorology reports. This is not purely temperature based.
Parent pick up will be activated by advice from CFA and DET Emergency Management advice and parents will be notified via Compass and/or phone as to how and when to pick up children.
The full list of BARR sites can be found here: