Get Ready for Bush Fire Season

Bush fire in Australia
16 September 2021

Take the time now to discuss with your family and prepare your bush fire survival plan – this is the message from NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) as we fast approach bush fire season. Get Ready Weekend, held annually in September, moved online this year.

Alister Henskens SC MP, Member for Ku-ring-gai said now is the time to prepare and ask questions from your local brigade.

“People can’t become complacent – it is vital that everyone takes the time to prepare and know what they will do in the event of a bush or grass fire,” Mr Henskens said.

“You dramatically improve the chances of you and your home surviving a devastating bush fire by doing a few simple things such as cleaning out your gutters, trimming overhanging branches and completing a Bush Fire Survival Plan.”

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott said NSW RFS volunteers have been busy preparing for this season by undertaking hazard reduction burns, preparing emergency response plans and maintaining firefighting equipment.

“Our community is well protected by our emergency services, but we must assist them by taking the time to get prepared,” Mr Elliott said. 

“Being aware and prepared is everyone’s responsibility, whether you’re at home, at work or away on holidays.”

Jump on your computer or smart phone to source the fantastic advice our local firefighters are sharing on their website and through social media channels.

Find out more about the steps you can take to Get Ready for bush fire at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/getready