Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Amanda Findley is reminding residents to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bushfire season with the high temperatures we are experiencing. Shoalhaven City has been identified as one of many areas facing above normal fire potential for the fire season. With a build-up of fuel in grasslands and drier than average forests, in addition to predictions of lower rainfall in January through to March and hotter temperatures, bush fire season is something to take seriously.
With that in mind, Mayor Findley said it was essential that local residents created their own Bush Fire Survival Plan to ensure they were adequately prepared for the season.
“It is imperative that local residents ensure their preparedness for the current bush fire season,’ said Mayor Findley.
“Large bushfires have the potential to travel great distances and cause widespread damage in a very limited amount of time.
“In the event of a quick spreading fire, residents need to be aware of their options and have a series of processes already in place to ensure their survival.”
“It is essential that local residents have a thorough plan in place to deal with all potential outcomes.”
Mayor Findley said the NSW Rural Fire Service provided information on creating Bush Fire Survival Plans as well as further advice on ensuring properties are fire safe. For further information please visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au