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Council to host free bush fire workshops

31 July, 2014Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to attend one of five upcoming Bush Fire Ready Workshops to help better prepare for this year’s warmer weather.

Run in conjunction with the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW, the free workshops will help residents identify bush fire threats and help to reduce their fire risk.

“Last year was a horror bush fire season for our region,” said Belinda Rowe, Council’s Bushfire Management Project Officer.

“October’s Hall Road fire was the worst bush fire to hit our region in years,” she said.

“And whilst it’s still winter and the weather is cool, now is the perfect time to prepare your family and property for this year’s bush fire season.”

The Bush Fire Ready Workshops will also detail how residents can tailor their own Bush Fire Survival Plan for their particular needs.

“Everyone’s Bush Fire Survival Plan will be unique to their situation,” Ms Rowe added.

“These workshops will be interactive and will enable residents to best prepare their families, homes and properties and ensure they have safe exit strategies during high bush fire risk days or if a fire is nearby.”

“The motto really is to plan for your family to be bush fire ready and plan for survival.”

The five free Bush Fire Ready Workshops will be held on:

  • Sunday 10 August 2014
    Mandemar Rural Fire Brigade Station
    2pm to 4.30pm
    High Range Lane
  • Sunday 17 August 2014
    Canyonleigh Hall
    2pm to 4.30pm
    Canyonleigh Rd
  • Sunday 31 August 2014
    Penrose Community Hall
    2pm to 4.30pm
    Cnr Mill and Kareela Rd
  • Thursday 4 September 2014
    Welby Community Hall
    7pm to 9.30pm
    Currockbilly St
  • Sunday 14 September 2014
    Colo Vale War Memorial Hall
    2pm to 4.30pm
    Railway St

Refreshments will be provided but bookings are essential.

Visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/events, phone 4868 0819 or email belinda.rowe@wsc.nsw.gov.au to confirm your place.