With the warmer temperatures of summer comes the higher risk of the threat of bushfires. The Rural Fire Service (RFS) NSW has a list of important steps to take prior to a bush fire happening.
Step One – Discuss what to do if a bush fire threatens your home.
Step Two – Prepare your home and get it ready for bush fire season.
Step Three – Know the bush fire alert levels.
Step Four – Keep all the bush fire information numbers, websites and the smartphone app.
Download further information on all these steps from www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/bush-fire-survival-plan
You should be aware of any Neighbourhood Safer Places in your area, and note them in your bush fire survival plan before a bush fire occurs. They are to be used when all other options in your bush fire
survival plan can’t be put into action safely.
Neighbourhood Safer Places for the townships of the Hilltops Region
Bribbaree – Anzac Park, Weedallion Street.
Monteagle – Monteagle Fire Station,Victoria Street
Bendick Murrell – Bendick Murrell Recreation Hall, Bendick Murrell Street.
Young – Gus Smith Oval, Trafalgar Street.
Young – Anderson Park, Corner of Lynch Street and Lovell Street.
Young – Alfred Park, Lachlan Street.
Koorawatha – Koorawatha Tennis Courts, Campbell Street.
Kingsvale – Kingsvale Fire Station Building, Kingsvale Road.
Wombat – Wagenbah Oval, (Behind Wombat Sports Club) Rose Street.
Harden – McLean Oval, Corner of East & Binalong Street.
Galong – CWA Park, High Street.
Jugiong – Jugiong Polo Field, Riverside Drive.
Boorowa – Boorowa Recreation Park, Market Street and Pudman Street.
Murringo – Murringo Hall, Cnr Murringo Gap Road and Murringo Road.