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Get Ready Weekend 2022

13 September 2022

Get Ready Weekend 2022 - webThe NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging you to prepare now for bushfire season and to come along to the Get Ready Weekend 17 to 18 September at your local Rural Fire Station.

Use the map at rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/getready to find out the time, day, location and to get directions to your local Brigade.

Hawkesbury City Council is also encouraging the community to get ready, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Sarah McMahon 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 17 to 18 September and landholders are encouraged to prepare bushfire plans, prepare your properties and seek advice from their local brigades.”

It's your chance to chat to your local volunteers, find out more about what they do, and learn how to protect yourself and your home from bushfires.

This year you can also find out more about the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/newfdr

The Get Ready Weekend is an awareness campaign encouraging property owners to prepare for bushfires. Many brigades will also have activities for kids. For details see rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/getready

How can you get involved in the 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.

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

The Bushfire 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.

Get Ready Weekend 2022

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