Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet today encouraged the community to embrace ‘Get Ready Weekend 2016’ for the bush fire season.
Volunteer firefighters will be out in force holding events and activities in Hawkesbury on September 10 and 11.
Members of the public are urged to attend and learn how they can be prepared for bushfires as well as know how to act by taking some simple steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones.
There are many events planned across the state, including firefighting displays, opportunities to get aboard a fire truck, take a picture with a firefighter and see some of their specialist equipment.
Local Bunnings stores are also hosting volunteer firefighters and displays so people can talk to them about the simple things they can do to reduce their bush fire risk.
Mr Perrottet said ‘Get Ready Weekend’ is an important part of entering the warmer months where there is a greater risk of bush and grass fires.
“Attending one of these locations will be time well spent to ensure the protection and safety of you and your family,” Mr Perrottet said.
|Blaxland Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 9am – 4pm|
|Blaxland Ridge Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||11 September 9am-4pm|
|Ebenezer Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 & 11 September 10am-5pm|
|Freemans Reach Brigade||Event at Local Business (Sciberras Fresh Fruit Veg & Produce)||10 September 8am-2.30pm|
|Glenorie Brigade||Participating in a Local Event (Glenorie Public School Fair)||18 September 8am-2pm|
|Glossodia Brigade||Event at a Local Business (Bunnings Warehouse McGraths Hill)||11 Septmber 8am-2pm|
|Hawkesbury District||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 9am – 2pm|
|Hawkesbury Headquarters||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 10am-4pm|
|Hillside Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station – Conducting Property Inspections||10 September 10am-1pm|
|Kurrajong Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 9am-3pm|
|Kurrajong Heights Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 9am-2pm|
|Lower Macdonald Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||11 September 10am-5pm|
|Lower Portland Brigade||Open Day at brigade Station
Event at Local Park
|10 September 11am-2pm|
|Canoelands Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||11 September 10am-2pm|
|Sackville North Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 10am-5pm|
|St Albans Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 11am-6pm|
|The Hills Fire Control Centre||Open Day at Brigade Station||10 September 9am-5pm|
|Upper Colo Brigade||Event at a Local Business (Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre)||11 September 10am-12pm|
|Wilberforce Brigade||Spring Fair at St Johns Anglican Church||10 September 8:30am-12:30pm|
|Wisemans Ferry Brigade||Open Day at Brigade Station||11 September 9am-2pm|
|Yarramundi Brigade||Event at Richmond Park||11 September 10am-3pm|