‘The bushfire season in the south west of the State runs from November to April. If you live or travel near bushland, you are at risk of bushfires. Every year DFES promotes bushfire awareness to help communities prepare for and respond to the threat of bushfire. This includes supporting the State Government’s Are You Ready? bushfire campaign. The key message of this campaign is very simple – preparing for and responding to bushfires is a team effort and everyone needs to play their part. For more information visit Are You Ready.
A great way to get involved is to participate in Bushfire Action Month, which is held during October. During Bushfire Action Month, brigades and community groups hold a number of events across the State, to help you prepare your home and family ahead of the bushfire season. These events include street meets, property walk throughs and fire brigade open days where the community can speak to volunteer firefighters and Bushfire Ready groups about how to prepare for bushfires. You can get prepared all year round by downloading a copy of the Prepare Act Survive-Planning Kit
Make a bushfire survival plan and get your property ready. Don’t hesitate, the next big fire could happen near you’.