Residents invited to register for free burning workshops

SHIRE of Mundaring is inviting local residents to register for free burning workshops that will assist them to reduce fuel loads on their properties during the cooler months.

Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer Cameron Greaves said the workshops, which are run annually, would be held in Mount Helena between mid-April and September this year.

Shire officers and qualified, local volunteer brigade members will teach residents how to prepare their properties, assess fuel loads, safely plan and conduct burns, and assess when to use alternatives to burning.

Mr Greaves said it was important that residents managed fuel loads safely.

"Our residents' ability to identify and manage their own fuel loads is essential for out community to be prepaid for a bushfire. Reducing fuel loads during the cooler months assists local brigades over the summer when fire is such a threat to our area," he said.

"Residents who register and attend a workshop will learn how to assess fuel loads, prepare their property and determine when and how to burn."

For those residents who prefer alternative methods to burning, the Shire's waste transfer stations accept green waste disposal at no cost.

Register Your Interest​

Conducting a hazard reduction burn requires the right weather conditions. For this reason, workshops will not be pre-planned instead scheduled closer to the day, from mid-April and throughout the cooler months to September according to weather forecasts.

To register your interest in attending a free burning workshop, or for more information, please email Cameron Greaves via BFCO@mundaring.wa.gov.au

Once registered, residents will be notified of workshops as appropriate weather conditions arise.

ENDS

PICTURED ABOVE: Fire Hazard Inspection Officers Dan Heptinstall (left) and Allan Entwistle (right), and Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer Cameron Greaves (centre) at workshop location on Keane St, Mt Helena.


20/03/2019
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