Property and Personal Preparedness - a ‘mission possible’

Published on Friday, 11 November 2022 at 3:36:00 PM

Shire of Mundaring is set to launch a social media campaign to assist residents in preparing themselves and their properties ahead of the bushfire season, and throughout 2023.

The Property and Personal Preparedness (“Pro Per Prep”) campaign, will launch on the Shire’s Facebook page this month, with tasks and tips to help make bushfire preparedness a more manageable task throughout the year.

Shire President James Martin said the Shire appreciates that property and personal preparedness is a year-round mission.

“The threat of a bushfire in the shire is real for our residents,” he said.

“For some people, preparing themselves mentally, their family, properties and pets, ahead of a bushfire may seem overwhelming.

“Others may have certain tasks such as preparing a bushfire plan with their family and friends on their to-do list and haven’t had the time to put it together yet.

“This campaign aims to break down the steps that residents need to take to prepare themselves, their properties and their pets in the event a bushfire does occur.”

The campaign will share one preparedness tip on the Shire’s Facebook page every Friday, which will be known as Pro Per Prep Friday.

The campaign’s preparedness messages were made in conjunction with the Australia Red Cross and Department of Fire and Emergency Services, with the support of local brigades.

Tips and tasks include links to Department of Fire and Emergency’s Bushfire Plan and Animal Welfare Plans, Australian Red Cross RediPlan, St John’s First Aid Training and information about Fire Danger Ratings, burning periods and more.

Pro Per Prep was initiated with the assistance of resources and funding from the Wooroloo Bushfire Community Recovery & Outreach Program*.

*The Wooroloo Bushfire Community Recovery & Outreach Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Disclaimer: Although program funding has been provided by both the Australian and Western Australian Governments, the material contained in the campaign does not necessarily represent the views of either Government.

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