Avon Valley Gazette - - BUSHFIREREADY -

“ARE you ready?” is the ques­tion the Shire of Mun­dar­ing is ask­ing lo­cals in the lead up to the bush­fire sea­son.

Mun­dar­ing Shire Pres­i­dent David Lavell said bush­fires were part of liv­ing in WA.

“We can­not stress strongly enough that peo­ple can­not af­ford to be com­pla­cent about bush­fires,” Cr Lavell said.

“We are acutely aware of the po­ten­tially dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences of a bush­fire as we saw in the Parkerville fires in 2014.

“To help peo­ple pre­pare, lo­cal vol­un­teers are hold­ing a range of com­mu­nity events – this is a great op­por­tu­nity to get to know your neigh­bours and dis­cuss your bush­fire plan.”

Cr Lavell said con­nect­ing to the com­mu­nity was one way to give your fam­ily the best chance if a fire oc­curs.

“I urge all res­i­dents to read through the DFES pub­li­ca­tion ‘ Pre­pare Act Sur­vive’ and fa­mil­iarise your­self with the DFES Fire Chat cam­paign,” he said.

If you need help to pre­pare a fire plan, go to the Fire and Emer­gency page at www. mun­dar­ing. wa. gov. au.

If you would like ad­vice on how to best pre­pare your prop­erty, call a fire hazard in­spec­tion of­fi­cer on 9290 6666.

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