With this year's fire season starting to hit the Hawkesbury, the community at St Albans is more prepared for it with a new electronic fire danger warning sign.
The sign has been installed at St Albans Rural Fire Brigade shed after members, with the assistance of Macquarie MP Susan Templeman, secured a $10,000 grant through the Stronger Communities Program, matched by the Brigade.
"This community was hit particularly hard during last summer's bushfire crisis, and now we are into the 2020/21 fire season," Ms Templeman said.
"The St Albans brigade had been investigating an electronic sign for fire danger rating and other communications to be located in the village, to help residents and visitors alike during fire season hazard reductions.
"The volunteers told me they wanted to position the sign outside the brigade so residents and visitors entering the village from St Albans Road, Settlers Road and Wollombi Road would be able to see what was going on."
Ms Templemand said that October 26 will mark the first anniversary of the lightning strike that started the Gospers Mountain fire, which threatened St Albans in November last year.
"It's been a slow process getting the new sign installed, but I think everyone is pleased to see it up for the beginning of this new fire season," she said.