Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner.
We all remember how tragic last year's summer was, so the key message from the RFS this weekend? Be prepared.
Bundanoon RFS was just one station across the state that held an open day like event on Saturday, September 19 to support Get Ready Weekend.
Their RFS captain Craig Rowley explained the importance of not getting complacent.
"We are hopeful people aren't complacent because of last season and that they are still focused on a solid fire plan for the upcoming season," Mr Rowley said.
Inspector Ben Shepherd from NSW RFS explained what he hoped the public would gain Get Ready Weekend.
"Ultimately, what we're looking for people to do is to use this weekend, not only to prepare their property, but to prepare themselves," Mr Shepherd said.
"They need to ensure they have their bushfire survival plans in place and to discuss it as a household.
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"Albeit we are looking at a wetter spring and summer than we had last year, we know in areas, especially around the Highlands, it will lead to an increase in grass growth.
"That will lead to an increase in risk over the warmer months of the year."
The hardworking team at Bundanoon RFS who were present on the day were deputy captains John Everett and Alan Fairbrother and firefighters Jill Fairbrother, Ken Rooke, Barry Miller, Nerida Little and Daniel Wylie.
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