NSW Rural Fire Service asks residents of Snowy Monaro to ‘Get Ready’ for bush fires this weekend

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is calling on all Snowy Monaro residents to join with NSW RFS volunteer firefighters and prepare for the coming bush fire season on Get Ready Weekend.

Snowy Monaro residents can get involved from the 14-15 September in fun family events including children’s 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.

NSW RFS Insp. Rein Peet said all residents in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area need to be prepared for the bush fire season.

“Already this fire season we have seen more than 2700 bush and grass fires across NSW,” Insp. Rein Peet said.

“With the vast majority of NSW drought affected and a forecast of ongoing warm and dry conditions, there is the potential for a long and protracted fire season.”

“Get Ready Weekend is a chance for Snowy Monaro residents to do their bit to plan and prepare their family and properties for the fire season.”

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