Blue Mountains News

Locals Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season

By Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 15 Sep 2020
Image: Deputy Captain of Bell Rural Fire Brigade Mark Hopkins with Mayor Mark Greenhill.
September 19 - 20 is the Rural Fire Service’s (RFS) annual Get Ready Weekend. Get Ready Weekend is an opportunity to prepare for the bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of hazards.

There are many ways that RFS brigades are available to help locals get ready including local station drop-in sessions, online video link meet-ups and street meetings.

Start thinking about your plan today with these five simple steps:·        

  • Know your risk - think about the area you’re in and the types of disasters that could affect you.
  • Plan now for what you will do - sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area.
  • Get your home ready - prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance coverage.
  • Be aware - find out how to prepare, what to do if there is a disaster in your area and connect with NSW emergency services to stay informed.
  • Look out for each other - share information and help family, friends and neighbours who may need assistance.

“Knowing what to do if disaster strikes, and planning ahead, are the most powerful things you can do to stay safe,” said Mayor Mark Greenhill.

“Our emergency services are there for us, but we need to do the right thing by them and get prepared.”

 

 
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park Katoomba Falls Tourist Park Katoomba Falls Tourist Park Katoomba Falls Tourist Park

Recent News

Blue Mountains Theatre and the Harbour Agency Present William Crighton
Blue Mountains Theatre and the Harbour Agency Present William Crighton
Raised where the fertile floodplains of the Riverina meet the Snowy Mountains...
Lawson and Katoomba Pools to Open for Spring/Summer Season
Lawson and Katoomba Pools to Open for Spring/Summer Season
Blue Mountains outdoor swimmers will soon be able to take advantage of...
DGR status Blue Mountains Men's and Women's Sheds
DGR status Blue Mountains Men's and Women's Sheds
Donors to Men's and Women's Sheds across Western Sydney will now able...
Western Sydney Businesses Left Off NBN Map
Western Sydney Businesses Left Off NBN Map
Not one single business between Parramatta and Bathurst will have access...
Local Land Services Helping People Escape to the Country
Local Land Services Helping People Escape to the Country
As more and more city people consider moving to regional areas prompte...

What's New

'Meet-and-Greet'
'Meet-and-Greet'
Campbell Rhododendron Gardens in Blackheath No Open Weeks this year (2020), but we will be at the Information Kiosk in the Gardens for 6 weeks, from 2nd October.
We're open FRI SAT SUN only at present
We're open FRI SAT SUN only at present
Silk's Brasserie See Menus page for continuing Cv19 restrictions info. Book online or phone us, we do return messages.
Little Wombat gallery now on-line only
Little Wombat gallery now on-line only
Little Wombat Gallery and Roslyn Elms Images www.roslynelmsimages.com.au
Indulge and relax in our Wilderness Spa
Indulge and relax in our Wilderness Spa
Eagle View Escape Nestled amongst the trees, enjoy nature and the tranqility whilst soaking in your Spa bath.
Availability during the school holidays!
Availability during the school holidays!
Kilbeggan Cottage Due to a cancellation we now have more available nights in the October school holidays but they won't last long!
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Romantic Escape Blue MountainsThree night midweek stay $600 in one of our Possums Cabins for CouplesView Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway »