Bus Wildfire Policy

Bushfire Policy


Rapid Bay Primary School
Bushfire Policy
In the event that the school is notified of a wildfire in the area in which the school bus operates, the bus will not run. Students will be held here at the school until notified by the Emergency Services that it is safe to leave.
If we are informed that there is a fire after the bus has left, we will attempt to contact the bus and have it return to the school. If that is not safe, we will be guided by Emergency Services.
We will attempt to contact all parents and caregivers to let them know the situation. However, you should be aware that in the event of fire or a power failure, the telephone service is likely to be down and that mobile phones do not work reliably in the vicinity of the school.