23 February 2015

Bushfire preparedness - excellent information and workshop opportunities coming up

West Hobart residents are invited to a couple of workshops which will be especially useful for those who have missed the previous WHEN bushfire preparation events.

Firstly, this Wednesday evening at South Hobart Primary School:

Bushfire Survival Plan Workshop

7.30pm Wednesday 25 February

A chance for you to learn about bushfire risk and to make a plan.
Free event, all welcome.
Facilitated by Tas Fire Service.

Enquiries to Lesley King, 6225 8504, or lesley.king@fire.tas.gov.au.

Secondly, this workshop at the Waterworks:

Waterworks Bushfire Ready Event

1.30pm, Sunday 1 March

You are invited to attend a bushfire survival plan workshop presented by the Tasmania Fire Service, Bushfire Ready Neighborhoods program and various guests.

Topics presented will include:
  • bushfire history and weather
  • bushfire danger ratings
  • emergency alerts and warnings
  • the local community protection plan
  • nearby safer places
  • evacuation centres
  • emergency kits
  • community phone trees
Waterworks Reserve, shelter site 8 (west end of the reserve).

Afternoon refreshments provided and there will be bushland activities for the kids.

Enquiries to Lesley King, 6225 8504, or lesley.king@fire.tas.gov.au.

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