Now is the time to start preparing for the upcoming fire season. Three years of La Nina rainfall has caused significant growth in vegetation. A drier than usual winter points to a potentially dangerous bush fire season. Mitchell Blue
You need to be bush fire ready. That means knowing your risk and having a plan for what to do during a fire. The best way to do this is to make a Bushfire Survival Plan. www.myfireplan.com.au
You don’t have to live right near the bush to be at risk. Even if your home is a few streets back, you may be at risk. A well-prepared home is more likely to survive a bush fire. It is easier for you or firefighters to defend and is less likely to put your neighbours’ homes at risk. A well-prepared home will also give you more protection if a fire threatens suddenly and you cannot leave. For more information on ‘getting ready’ visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare
Another way to get ready is to talk to your local RFS brigade. Here in The Hills, we have 18 RFS brigades, many of which will be participating in “Get Ready Weekend” on 16/17th September. Check with your local brigade for their event schedule. Glenorie Progress Association will be hosting an informative bushfire preparedness event on 14th September at 7.15pm at Glenorie RSL.
I will be there as the Chair of the Bush Fire Management Committee along with representatives from the Rural Fire Service and Glenorie Brigade.