Roadshows to help residents prepare for bushfire season

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ROADSHOWS hosted by the City of Wanneroo this spring aim to help residents reduce the impacts of bushfires and other emergencies.

Recently, the City conducted bushfire risk assessments that have been endorsed as part of its Bushfire Risk Management Plan.

Properties in some suburbs were identified in the plan as having either a high, very high or extreme level of bushfire risk, forming part of the highest possible risk ratings, which may also mean a property borders a bushfire prone area.

The community preparedness roadshows will give landowners and residents opportunities to meet with local emergency services, see practical demonstrations and find out how to prepare themself, their family and home.

The first roadshow will be at the Two Rocks Emergency Services Facility on Caraway Loop from 10am to 1pm on October 19, and the second will be at Peridot Park in Banksia Grove from 10am to 1pm on November 9.

The roadshow will also be at the Wanneroo Show on November 30.

There will be maps available to help identify the bushfire risk around a property, and important tips on how to prepare a household emergency plan that includes how to be connected and organised before, during and after a bushfire or major emergency.

There will also be a panel discussion, a household emergency kit on display, including an emergency kit for pets and animals as well as fire trucks and police cars for the kids to explore, and a free sausage sizzle.

For more information, call the City’s emergency management team on 9405 5000.

Students promote fire safety with firefighters