It’s time to get ready for the fire season

Disaster Management - July 2020Gympie Regional Council is monitoring developments relating to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily and assessing any potential impact on the council services and events.

Updates are available on this GRC website: gympie.qld.gov.au/home, and qld.gov.au/alerts

Bushfire season starts on September 1. So are you bushfire prepared? Does our area have a bushfire history? – Yes it does. Do you have a Bushfire Survival Plan?

PREPARE – to prepare your Bushfire Survival Plan visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au and follow the links. There are other important preparations you need to make which include preparing your property, preparing to leave, and preparing yourself.

ACT – There are different actions you need to undertake depending on the circumstances and your plan. If you decide to stay you need the right firefighting equipment and protective clothing.

SURVIVE – On days where the Fire Danger Rating is predicted to be extreme or catastrophic for you and your family’s survival, leaving is the best option. The safest place is to be away from the fire.

YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  It’s about getting ready and being prepared.

Would you like to know more? Our next meeting is on Tuesday September 1 at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall starting at 9.30am or contact Terry Steele on 0439 862 264

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