NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Canobolas Zone is urging Cowra residents and people travelling to stay up to date and keep safe this bush fire season.
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Canobolas Zone Manager Superintendent David Hoadley, said with the onset of warmer weather and fire dangers set to rise, it’s essential that everyone knows where to get important information and advice.
“We’re facing a very real risk of bush fires in the months ahead, so it’s crucial that people remain vigilant, both where they live or where they may be visiting. Superintendent Hoadley said.
“Bush fires can pose incredible danger for anyone not prepared or unaware of their surroundings, for example families camping, people away on holidays or anyone travelling in unfamiliar areas. People travelling this holiday period must know the Fire Danger Ratings for the area they are visiting, checking it daily.
“Making a bush fire survival plan and discussing it with family is the first thing everyone should do,” Superintendent Hoadley said.
“Some days can be much more dangerous than others, so it is crucial that people to stay up to date and know how to access important information.
This is particularly important on days of Total Fire Ban, where certain restrictions are in place.”
Superintendent Hoadley said residents should check the NSW RFS website or the ‘Fires Near Me’ app for updates on fires, as well as listening to local radio for information.
“I encourage everyone to follow the NSW RFS Facebook and Twitter accounts for real-time updates, information and warnings.
“The Bush Fire Information Line is also an excellent source of information and can be reached at 1800 679 737.
“These valuable resources have been developed to help people stay safe this bush fire season.
“We recommend that everyone familiarises themselves with what’s available.”
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