Date set to test your fire plan

​​​SHIRE of Mundaring is urging all residents to prepare their emergency plans and put them to the test at the end of this month.

The Shire's annual Test Your Bush Fire Survival Plan (TYBFSP) Day event returns in 2016 on Tuesday 29 November.

Shire President David Lavell said the event was run online and helped people prepare themselves for bush fire season.

"Test Your Bush Fire Survival Day is a 30-minute event run through Facebook," he said.

"Every five minutes during the event participants are presented with a different scenario, which is designed to get you and your family thinking about how you 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."

Cr Lavell said people were encouraged to have a draft plan prepared before the event, which runs from 7pm.

"It's important everyone in your household knows what to do in case of an emergency. It's also important that your property is prepared," he said

"We've previously run this event on a weekend when families are more likely to be at home together however fires don't always just occur on weekends - people need to be prepared for any situation."

People are encouraged to sign up for the event page on the Shire's Facebook page and sit down with your family on the night to participate. Alternatively, the questions will be available to download as a PDF after the event so you can think about the scenarios in your own time.

A number of information sheets are available on the Shire website at www.mundaring.wa.gov.au​, or you can call our officers for a free property inspection and tips on reducing fuel loads and maintaining protection zones.

TYBFSP Day was crowned a finalist in the State Emergency Management's WA Resilience Australia Awards.

​Join our Test your Bush Fire Survival Plan Day event here​


8/11/2016
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