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September 21, 2021

Get ready for fire season this weekend

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With NSW officially in drought and a forecast for continuing warm weather the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is calling on all Far North Coast residents to join with NSW RFS volunteer firefighters and prepare for the coming bush fire season as part of this weekends Get Ready Weekend.

Events being held throughout the north coast region include fun family events and kids activities, firefighting displays, opportunities to get aboard a fire truck, and see some of their specialist equipment.

‘Importantly they can also get some information and advice on preparing their properties for the bush fire season,’ said NSW RFS superintendent David Cook.

With a potentially long fire season due to the dry conditions ‘NSW RFS members have been busy preparing by undertaking hazard reduction burns, maintaining firefighting equipment and undergoing training.

‘Get Ready Weekend is a chance for Far North Coast residents to do their bit to prepare and protect their family and property in the event of a fire.’

Superintendent Cook said seven events will be held in the Far North Coast, including firefighting displays, opportunities to get on board a fire truck, seeing specialist firefighting equipment up close and having your picture taken with a firefighter.

‘Volunteer firefighters will be available to talk to about the simple things you can do to reduce your bush fire risk,’ Superintendent Cook said.

‘Preparing for bush fires is easier than people may think. It could be as simple as talking to your family about what you would do if a bush fire was to start near them.’

Saturday 22 September

Cudgen Fire Station: 10am–2pm

Kunghur Fire Station: 9.30am–2pm

Murwillumbah Fire Station: 10am–2pm

Tweed Coast Fire Station: 10am–2pm

Wardell Rural Fire Station: 10am–2pm

Sunday 23 September

Bunnings Byron Bay: 8am–2pm

Burringbar Fire Station: 11.30am–3pm

A full list of local events is available at RFS Get Ready Weekend.

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