A Bushfire Awareness day is to be held at the GLENORIE MEMORIAL HALL on SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER – 10am to 4pm.
It is hoped that this event will be well attended by the community because an elevated fire risk has been predicted for most of Eastern Australia. Australia has just had the hottest Winter on record and the eastern forested areas have had below averagerain. This leads to a higher potential for bushfires. It is important that you prepare your property for bushfire and understand the risk of the area in which you are living.
Glenorie Hall will be open between 10am and 4pm with a comprehensive presentation how to ‘GET READY for bushfire season’ by The Rural Fire Service at 11am. Members of the Glenorie, Hillside, Maroota, South Maroota and Arcadia brigades will be in attendance to answer your questions after the presentation.
A general fire risk map of The Hills and Hornsby area will be available, and a topographic map of each brigade area will be provided. Each brigade attending will be able to discuss hazard reductions recently carried out in their area. Bush Fire Survival Plans (including animals) in the case of a fire can be discussed with you and your family on an individual basis.
An important part of the day will be an extensive photographic display of the devastating 2002 bushfires. This display will be open until 4pm. Seeing the visual evidence of what happened in 2002 and understanding how quickly the fire spread will hopefully inform community members about the need to be well prepared. On hot windy days fires can spread very quickly so it is important to have plans in place and getting ready for bushfire is easier than you think. You will learn about the top five things to do to make your home safer and protect yourself and your family.
We extend an invitation to all residents from both rural and village areas. Refreshments will be available all day. So please come and allow plenty of time to talk to your local brigade members about getting ready for bushfire. Look for the big red truck outside the Hall!