Shire of Mundaring: put emergency plans to test in online exercise

Shire of Mundaring: put emergency plans to test in online exercise

RESIDENTS can put their emergency plans to the test in an online bushfire exercise at the end of the month.

Register on the Shire of Mundaring’s Facebook page for the 30-minute survival test, a recent finalist in the State Emergency Management’s WA Resilience Australia Awards.

Shire President David Lavell said different scenarios would be shared every five minutes to encourage people to think about how they would respond to the situation in real life.

“This is a fantastic time to test in real life if your plan considers everything needed to keep you and your family safe,” he said.

Councillor Lavell encouraged residents to have their draft plans prepared before the event.

“It’s important everyone in your household knows what to do in case of an emergency,” he said.

“It’s also important that your property is prepared.”

The Test Your Bush Fire Survival Plan Day is at 7pm on Tuesday, November 29.

Alternatively, the survival questions will be available to download as a PDF after the test event.

Visit the Shire officers for a free property inspection and tips on fuel load reduction and maintenance protection zones.