NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Lake George Zone Manager Superintendent Tim Carroll is calling all residents in the are to join firefighters for Get Ready Weekend on September 10 and 11 in preparing for the coming bush fire season.
The weekend will see volunteer firefighters holding events and activities in the local area giving a chance for residents to talk about what they can do to Get Ready for bush fires.
Superintendent Carroll said that all residents need to be prepared for the bush fire season.
“Regardless of the weather we have to endure over the coming season, now is the time to Get Ready.
“NSW RFS members have been busy preparing for this season by undertaking hazard reduction burns, maintaining firefighting equipment and undergoing training.
“Get Ready Weekend is a chance for residents to also do their bit.
“There are many events planned in our area, including firefighting displays, opportunities to get aboard a fire truck, take a picture with a firefighter and see some of their specialist equipment.”
For more information, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
Superintendent Carroll said preparing for the bush fire season was easier than people may think.
“It could be as simple as talking to your family about what you would do if a bush fire was to start near them,” he said.
NSW RFS’s Top Five Tips for Bush Fire Preparation on Get Ready Weekend:
Trim overhanging trees and shrubs.
Mow your lawn and remove all the cuttings.
Remove material that can burn around your home (e.g. door mats, wood piles, mulch, leaves, paint, outdoor furniture).
Clear and remove all the debris and leaves from the gutters surrounding your home.
Prepare a hose or hoses that can reach all around the house.
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