By Kara Dubois
GET READY WEEKEND
Galston Rural Fire Brigade is participating in ‘Get Ready Weekend.Every year Get Ready Weekend is a perfect time to refresh your knowledge of fire risks in the area, start preparing your property for the upcoming bushfire season and get answers to any burning questions you may have.
Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions and to keep everyone safe, Get Ready Weekend will be online this year.
You can join us for a live online event where we will answer your questions and share important information to help you GETREADY for the fast approaching bushfire season.
When: 1pm-2pm, Saturday, 11th September 2021. Galston Rural Fire
Where: Online.To register your interest for the online event, email:[email protected]
You can also find more information and links on the Galston RuralFire Brigade Facebook page: @rfsgalston
If you can’t make our online event, the challenge is still on to get ready for the bushfire season – so please make a plan. Go to www.myfireplan.com.au or download the MyFirePlan app (available on ios or android).
THERE ARE FOUR SIMPLE STEPS TO GET READY FOR A BUSH FIRE:
Step 1: Discuss what to do if a bush fire threatens your home
Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focused. Galston Rural Fire Brigade
Step 2: Prepare your home and get it ready for bush fire season there are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bush fire, like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your home.
Step 3: Know the bush fire alert levels
If there is a fire in your area you will find its alert level on the NSWRFS website and in the ‘Fires Near Me app. You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do.
Step 4: Keep all the bush fire information numbers, websites and the smartphone app In a bush fire, it’s important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area.
Start thinking about the coming bush fire season now! Galston Rural Fire Brigade
BRIGADE CONTACT DETAILS:
Duty mobile: 0491 119 152
Email: [email protected]