Aveley residents can get bushfire ready at emergency preparedness session


The recent fire in Aveley brought home the importance of being prepared.
Picture: David Baylis   d482532
The recent fire in Aveley brought home the importance of being prepared. Picture: David Baylis d482532

THE City of Swan and the Australian Red Cross are hosting a free emergency preparedness session following a bushfire emergency in Aveley earlier this month.

The session, which will be held next Wednesday, will address how to plan for an emergency and how to put together an emergency bushfire kit.

Chief executive Mike Foley said the Aveley fire was a timely reminder of the risk of bushfires in the community and it was important to be prepared.

“The risk of bushfire is ever-present in our community, especially in areas like Aveley and Ellenbrook, where our community backs onto large areas of bushland,” he said. “It’s never too early or too late to prepare your family and yourself for a bushfire emergency.

“The incident that occurred recently in Aveley highlights the need for all residents to prepare their households for emergency situations. The City is currently partnering with the Red Cross to deliver dynamic and valuable preparedness sessions to the community.

“With real-life anecdotes, facilitated discussions and activities, these sessions are engaging and focus on practical ways residents can get prepared for these kinds of situations.

“We encourage local residents to register and attend.”

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Aveley Community Centre on Borelo Road. To register, email wapreparedness@redcross.org.au or contact Claire Silveira on 9225 1929.

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