Rural Fire Service Get Ready Weekend September 16-17

Ensure this mob don't have to risk their lives to rescue your unprepared house this fire season, by coming to a Get Ready Weekend session this weekend.

Ensure this mob don't have to risk their lives to rescue your unprepared house this fire season, by coming to a Get Ready Weekend session this weekend.

The Rural Fire Service ha said 90 per cent of homes destroyed by bushfire are lit by burning embers rather than direct flame.

Embers have the ability to travel many kilometres on the breeze, which means that even if you live well away from the bush you can still be at risk.

RFS says over Get Ready Weekend you can sidle up to local firefighters who will be able to talk to you about your personal risk and how you can best protect your home from fire.

They said one of the most important things you can do is sit everyone down in your home talk about exactly what each family member will do in a bush fire. They say it should only take 20 minutes. 

See when your nearest brigade will be open this weekend.

Berkshire Park at shed, Sixth Road. Sunday 10am-4pm

Blaxland Ridge at shed, Blaxlands Ridge Road, Saturday, 1pm-3.30pm

Castlereagh at Bunnings North Penrith, Castlereagh Road, Sunday 7am-4pm

Ebenezer at Kings Hardware, Ebenezer, Saturday, 8am-3pm.

Freemans Reach at Sciberras Fruit & Veg, Kurmond Road, Saturday, 9am-3pm

Glossodia at the shed on Spinks Road, Saturday, 10am-3pm.

Grose Vale at Bowen Mountain Park, Saturday, 9.30am-2pm

Grose Wold at the shed, Saturday, 9am-4pm.

Hawkesbury Fire Control, Macquarie Road, Wilberforce, Saturday, 11am-4pm

Hawkesbury Headquarters at shed, corner George and Thorley, South Windsor Sunday, 10am-3pm

Kurrajong at shed in Village, Sunday, 9am-3pm

Londonderry at Londonderry post office, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm

Lower Macdonald at shed, Settlers Road, Saturday, 1pm-5pm

Sackville North at shed, Sackville Ferry Road, Sunday, 10am-2pm

Spencer at shed, Wisemans Ferry Road, Saturday, 9am-2pm

Wisemans Ferry at Wilberforce shops, Saturday, 9am-midday

Yarramundi at shed, Springwood Road, Saturday 10am-4pm

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