Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is made up of specialist staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria, VicForests and Melbourne Water.
We are responsible for land management and bush fire management on public land in Victoria; as well as whale stranding or entanglement, dam safety, oiled wildlife and water and wastewater service disruption.
Managing bush fire risk is an ongoing and shared responsibility and everyone has a role. We work alongside the Country Fire Authority (CFA), other emergency services, local government and local communities year-round, in order to reduce bush fire risk to protect people, property, wildlife and our iconic landscapes.
We have a workforce of around three thousand personnel who keep communities safe year-round, by reducing the risk and impact of bush fires on Victoria’s parks, forests and other public lands.
We are responsible for planned burning and bush fire preparedness activities, like slashing, mowing and creating fuel breaks on public land. We also maintain water points and fire towers in our forests and parks and manage community and environmental recovery when a fire does occur.