Blue Mountains News

Locals Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season

By Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 11 Nov 2020 - 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.”

 

 
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Recent News

Author Talk by Mary Li
Author Talk by Mary Li
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative...
Local heroes celebrated in Main Street banner campaign
Local heroes celebrated in Main Street banner campaign
Lithgow City Council’s Local Heroes campaign celebrates the region’s community...
Dinosaurs Roar into Scenic World for Dinosaur Valley Launch
Dinosaurs Roar into Scenic World for Dinosaur Valley Launch
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Now they’re back at...
Portland Pool set for opening weekend
Portland Pool set for opening weekend
The Portland Pool is set to get its season underway this weekend. With...
Blue Mountains to Benefit from New Bushfire Funding
Blue Mountains to Benefit from New Bushfire Funding
The Greater Blue Mountains will share in $13 million of Morrison Government...

What's New

Santa Delivered Goodies 4 Kids & Adults
Santa Delivered Goodies 4 Kids & Adults
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Hampers crammed with Blue Mountains-made delicacies to children or adults at any address in the local region.
Jenolan Caves have reopened some caves
Jenolan Caves have reopened some caves
Jenolan Caves Exclusive weekend accommodation or Chisolm's dining cave experiences available now.
The ATO's cyber security checklist +++
The ATO's cyber security checklist +++
Trumans Chartered Accountants Trumans November Newsletter now available. What does the “full expensing” write-off deduction mean for business?
Romantic Feel of a Bygone Era
Romantic Feel of a Bygone Era
Sunset Cottages Features include large fire pit, spa baths, BBQ, air-conditioning, cooking facilities.
School Holidays Fast approaching!
School Holidays Fast approaching!
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Family friendly, fully self contained cottages on offer
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
La CasettaA new luxury cottage just listed for your summer stay in LeuraView La Casetta »