Fire tips at expo

The expo will be held at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre and Agricultural Hall at 48 Canning Road in Kalamunda and will include short presentations, stalls and displays from the Bushfire Brigade, Bushfire Ready Groups and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Chief executive Rhonda Hardy said: �The shire is located in a high bushfire risk area and each year there is the potential for large-scale bushfires.�

�The focus for this year�s expo will be on the changing landscape of the Hills region.�

�The expo will inform and educate residents on how to best prepare in the event of a bushfire, understanding the DFES warning system, what to have in your emergency survival kit, volunteer recruitment, bushfire prone areas, fire and biodiversity information, and local fire resistant products and services.�

The expo is aimed at all members of the family. Meet Fireman Sam, check out the fire trucks and meet contractors. There will be free children�s activities including a bouncy castle and face painting.

�The shire takes bushfire risks very seriously and is proactive in helping to minimise the potential risks to residents,� she said.

For more information call the Shire of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email kala.shire@kalamunda.wa. or visit www.kala|