I encourage the community to embrace ‘Get Ready Weekend 2016’ for the bush fire season.
Volunteer firefighters will be out in force holding events and activities in our local area on September 10 and 11. Members of the public are invited to attend and learn how they can be prepared for bushfires as well as know how to act by taking some simple steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones.
There are many events planned across the state, including firefighting displays, opportunities to get aboard a fire truck, take a picture with a firefighter and see some of their specialist equipment. Local Bunnings stores are also hosting volunteer firefighters and displays so people can talk to them about the simple things they can do to reduce their bush fire risk.
‘Get Ready Weekend’ is an important part of entering the warmer months where there is a greater risk of bush and grass fires.
Attending one of these locations will be time well spent to ensure the protection and safety of you and your family.
Events in the local area are listed below.
|Open day at brigade station, Street meetings, conducting property inspections||Bundeena Brigade||Bundeena Fire Station, 50 Bundeena Drive Bundeena 2230||11 September 9am-2pm|
|Open day at brigade station||Heathcote Headquarters||Heathcote Fire Station, 126 Wilson Parade Heathcote 2233||11 September 9am-1pm|
|Open day at Brigade station||Helensburgh Brigade||Helensburgh Fire Station, Parkes Street Helensburgh 2508||10 September 10am-2pm|
|Open day at brigade station||Menai Brigade||Menai Fire Station, 128-130 Old Illawarra Road Barden Ridge 2234||10 September 930am-4pm|
|Open day at brigade station. Street meeting. Conducting property inspections.||Otford Brigade||Otford Fire Station, Otford Road Otford 2508||10 September 10am-4pm|
|Open day at brigade station||Engadine Brigade||Engadine Fire Station, 22 Ferntree Road Engadine 2233||11 September 930am-2pm|
|Open day at brigade station||Waterfall Brigade||Waterfall Fire Station, McKell Avenue Waterfall 2233||10 September 10am-4pm|
|Event at local business||Woronora Brigade||Bunnings Warehouse Kirrawee, 127 Bath Road Kirrawee 2232||10 September 9am-3pm|
|Open day at brigade station||Woronora Brigade||Woronora Rural Fire Brigade, 1R Menai Road||11 September 9am-330pm|