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NSW RFS Get ready weekend

Looking for a new activity during lockdown? The NSW Rural Fire Service has an idea – Get ready.

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging landholders to prepare now for bushfire season and Hawkesbury City Council is on board with the message too, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly said.

“The Hawkesbury, along with so many parts of Australia, has seen devastating bushfires, and communities are in ongoing recovery from the fires,” the Mayor said.

“The NSW RFS is leading Get Ready Weekend over 10-11 September and landholders are encouraged to prepare bushfire plans, prepare your properties and seek advice from their local brigades.”

The weekend events have been moved online due to COVID-19.

For details see rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/getready

The Get Ready Weekend is a two-day awareness campaign encouraging property owners to prepare for bushfires.

Landholders are advised to sit down with their families to prepare a plan and seek advice from their local brigade. If you already have a plan, take time to sit down and revise it together. Use your time well to prepare your home and property against bushfire.

How can you get involved in Get Ready Weekend?

1. Check if your local brigade is holding an online event or follow the NSW RFS on Facebook facebook.com/nswrfs

2. Clean up around your home

3. Make a plan with your family.

NSW RFS brigades across NSW will be holding online meetings and conducting campaigns on their social media channels to encourage everyone to Get Ready. Check out your local brigade's social media channels to find out more.

“The NSW RFS has been busy undertaking hazard reduction burns where possible in preparation for the upcoming season,” Mayor Conolly said.

“Now we need to do our bit and be prepared to help ourselves and make their task easier.”

More than 100 brigades across NSW will take part in Get Ready Weekend.

Get Ready now

It takes five minutes to improve or make a plan that will give your property, your family and yourself the best chance of survival should you be threatened by a bush fire.

To take the first step in preparing for bush fire, visit myfireplan.com.au

The Bush Fire Household Assessment tool at assessmyrisk.rfs.nsw.gov.au is an easy way to for you to assess the risk around your household.

Hawkesbury RFS Brigades

  • Bilpin
  • Blaxlands Ridge
  • Colo Heights
  • East Kurrajong
  • Ebenezer
  • Freemans Reach
  • Glossodia
  • Grose Vale
  • Grose Wold
  • Hawkesbury Headquarters - Wilberforce
  • Kurrajong – Hawkesbury
  • Kurrajong Heights
  • Lower Macdonald
  • Lower Portland – Hawkesbury
  • Mountain Lagoon
  • Oakville
  • St Albans
  • Tennyson
  • Upper Colo
  • Wilberforce
  • Yarramundi

Council offers ongoing recovery services to our community. If you need support, please go to Council’s community recovery hubs yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/hch or contact Council on 4560 4444.

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