Landown­ers called to bush­fire pro­gram

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

Landown­ers in the Bridgetown re­gion are en­cour­aged to get along to the launch of a pro­gram to pre­pare for the up­com­ing bush­fire sea­son.

Kan­ga­roo Gully Vol­un­teer Bush­fire Brigade will launch its Bush­fire Ready pro­gram on Satur­day.

It is a com­mu­nity-based bush­fire pre­pared­ness pro­gram that en­ables peo­ple to meet their neigh­bours and de­velop sup­port net­works.

As part of the launch, the brigade will hold a street meet from 3pm to 5pm to an­swer ques­tions about bush­fire risk, dis­cuss prac­tice preven­tion steps and hold walks to nearby prop­er­ties.

Brigade mem­ber Jenny Dew­ing en­cour­aged peo­ple to come along to the launch.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to meet­ing the sur­round­ing landown­ers,” she said.

Fel­low mem­ber John Mor­gan said the idea of the pro­gram was to keep peo­ple in­formed. “The main in­ten­tion is bush­fire preven­tion,” he said. The launch also co­in­cides with Bush­fire Ac­tion Month. Con­tact Mrs Dew­ing or Mr Mor­gan for more in­for­ma­tion at mdew­ing@iinet.net.au jmor­ga­neng@big­pond.com.

The launch will take place at the Windy Hol­low Es­tate, at Lot 10, on the cor­ner of Yarri Brow and Windy Hol­low Vale, in Kan­ga­roo Gully.

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat to down­load a copy of the Bush­fire Prepa­ra­tion Tool­kit in the lead up to the bush­fire sea­son.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Kan­ga­roo Gully Vol­un­teer Bush­fire Brigade mem­bers Jenny Dew­ing, Terry Flam­bard and John Mor­gan en­cour­age peo­ple to come along to the Bush­fire Ready launch street meet this week­end.

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