Following some months of good rain, grass and vegetation across The Hume Police District is long. Several hot, dry days is all it will take for green grass to start to dry out and become a fire risk.
As we enter summer weather, with hot days expected, The Hume Police District would like to remind our residents to consider bushfire safety and revisit their bushfire safety plans.
The NSW Rural Fire Service offers a simple four-step guide to bushfire survival:
STEP 1 - Discuss what to do if a bushfire threatens your home
Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focused.
STEP 2 - Prepare your home and get it ready for bushfire season
There are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bush fire, like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your home.
STEP 3 - Know the bushfire alert levels
If there is a fire in your area you will find its alert level on the NSW RFS website and in the 'Fires Near Me' app.
You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do.
STEP 4 - Keep all the bushfire information numbers, websites and the Smartphone app
In a bushfire, it's important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area.
The NSW Rural Fire Service website provides bush fire numerous tips and information to assist the community with maintaining their safety during bushfire season.
Inspector Jacob Reeves
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