Mount Hotham

Fire and Life Safety

Fire and Life Safety

The extent of those features will vary according to the circumstances of the building and its use. Most buildings within the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort are residential in nature and incorporate sleeping accommodation in most cases. Because of this, it is extremely important that basic fire safety systems are installed and maintained to their optimum operation levels.

Fire and life safety systems and components in a building can include both active and passive installations. Typically, active systems include fire hose reels, portable fire extinguishers, smoke detection and alarm systems, illuminated exit signs and emergency lights. Passive systems are normally fire and smoke doors, fire rated construction, exit doors and hardware and even paths of travel to an exit.

In most cases, these systems have been a building code requirement for many years and therefore, it is the responsibility of the Resort Management Board through its appointed Municipal Building Surveyor, to ensure they are firstly installed where required and secondly, are maintained in accordance with the legislation (refer to section on Essential Safety Measures).

Mt Hotham Community Bushfire Emergency Management Plan

Fire Orders

The Country Fire Authority have prepared a template for the Fire Orders and evacuation plans required in alpine buildings.

These fire orders are to be placed on the back of every bedroom door and all designated exits.

Fire Orders Template Portrait

Fire Orders Template Landscape

Fire Safety Management and Evacuation Plan

To assist your premises in being fire ready we ask that all premises at Mt Hotham complete a Fire Safety Management & Evacuation Plan for their lodge, club, apartment building or business. The Mt Hotham Dinner Plain CFA and Mt Hotham Resort Management Board are available to assist you to create and finalise your plans.

Don't hesitate to contact either CFA Operations Manager

CFA District 24

1 Smythe Street

WODONGA Vic 3690

P/ 02 6043 8832

F/ 02 6024 7821

or Mt Hotham ARMB Senior Manager Guest Engagement - Jason Nightingale

P/ 03 5759 3550



Fire Safety Management Evacuation Plan Template