Despite wetter than normal conditions this year, it is still important to know how to be prepared!
Fire has been a part of the Mid Coast landscape for many years, and this will continue. To help you, our community understand how to live with fire, we must first think about and learn what your risk is to bush fires.
To help reduce your risk, start considering the following to help you prepare:
- What might trigger you to leave in the case of an emergency.
- Fuel reduction – do you have asset protection zones around your house and sheds?
- Where is your water supply? What hose fittings are on your water supply?
- Can an RFS truck access your property and water supply?
- If you have pets or stock, what’s happening with them if there’s an emergency?
- Building/ construction standards – ember protection.
- Landscaping – Do you have fuel stacked/ piled near assets, flammable plants near assets etc.?
Now you’re thinking, consider filling out a bush fire survival plan found here: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/bush-fire-survival-plan or attend one of our education programs which covers the risk of fire and how to prepare. These programs are our Eco Burn Education Program (https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/eco-burn-education-program-1090159) and the Landscape and Fire Engagement Workshop Series (https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/landscape-and-fire-engagement-workshops-1370519).
Come along to these upcoming events:
Eco Burn Education
8.30am on Friday 17 February at Bunyah Public Hall
8.30am on Saturday 18 February at Old Bar Soldiers Memorial Hall
8.30am on Saturday 4 March at Burrell Creek Hall
8.30am on Monday 6 March at Coolongolook and District Memorial Hall
Landscape and Fire Engagement Series – Workshop 2
2. A. Preparing for bushfire
5pm on Tuesday 21 February at Bungwahl Hall
5pm on Monday 20 February at Stroud School of Arts Hall
2. B. Planning to use fire
5pm on Monday 27 February at Stroud School of Arts Hall
5pm on Tuesday 28 February at Bunghwall Hall.
For more information about the events or how to prepare yourself, contact Fire Ecology Education Officer Olivia Eglin on firstname.lastname@example.org