The first significant bush fire of the season has recently threatened the Northern Illawarra community, so now is the time to ensure that your family and home are protected with a Bush Fire Survival Plan.
The Austinmer Brigade of the NSW Rural Fire Service will be conducting a free information session for Northern Illawarra residents at Thirroul Library on Saturday 19th October from 11am to 1pm, assisting with the preparation of personal survival plans, while also answering questions about what do when leaving early to escape a fire, or staying to defend your home.
“The Rural Fire Service has a number of strategies that we are engaged in to try to prepare all of our community as best we can, for the Summer ahead,” said Richard Cotterill, Illawarra Zone Manager for the NSW RFS, “It’s looking like a particularly bad season thus far.”
“There is a range of information that we can provide, but because people’s circumstances vary so markedly, it’s very difficult to give meaningful blanket information other than the absolute basics of preparing yourself for bush fires. By coming along to the information session it allows us to engage with the members of the community with regard to specific issues that they face or specific issues in their immediate environment.”
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