THIS weekend is the time to ‘get ready’ for the bushfire season in the Nambucca Valley.
Local brigades are inviting you to meet your firefighters, who will be conducting a range of events:
North Arm Fire Station, North Arm Rd, Girralong. 10am to 2pm on Sunday.
Valla Fire Station, 451 Valla Rd, Valla. 10am to 1pm Sunday.
Valla Beach Fire Station, Valla Beach Rd, Valla Beach. 10am to 2pm Sunday.
Newee Creek brigade, Nambucca Heads Woolworths, 27A Bowra St, Nambucca Heads. 8.30am to 1.30pm Sunday.
South Arm Fire Station, 931 South Arm Rd, South Arm. 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Gumma Fire Station, 433 Gumma Rd, Gumma. 9am to 2pm Sunday.
Scotts Head brigade, Scotts Head Supermarket, 66 Waratah St, Scotts Head. 9am to 1pm Sunday.
Eungai brigade, Eungai Public School, 55 Main St, Eungai Creek. 11am to 3pm Saturday.
Research has found that around 90 per cent of homes destroyed by bush fire are due to burning embers. Embers have the ability to travel many kilometres from the fire. This means that even if you live well away from the bush you can still be at risk.
Over Get Ready Weekend local firefighters will be able to discuss your personal risks and how you can best protect you and your home from fire.
Getting ready for the bush fire season is easier than you think. Little things you do now can make a big difference during a bush fire.
One of the most important things you can do is for everyone in your home to have a conversation about exactly what you’ll do in a bush fire. It should take just 20 minutes.