MIL-OSI Australia: Get bushfire ready at the City’s free event

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Source: Government of Western Australia

Learn how to prepare for emergencies at the City of Wanneroo’s free Prepare Together community event on Saturday 20 April.

The City’s Prepare Together project provides information and resources to help our community respond to the threat of natural hazards and other major emergencies.

Mayor Linda Aitken said with 90 per cent of the City of Wanneroo in a bushfire prone area, it was important all residents were ready for an emergency.

“The recent Mariginiup bushfire showed just how quickly and easily a bushfire can spread – in just four days, the fire burned through 1,900 hectares and destroyed 18 homes before firefighters were able to contain the blaze,” she said.

“The bushfire had a devastating impact and the City continues to work closely with the State Government and support agencies to help the community get back on its feet.

“With the risk of bushfires increasing, this may not be an isolated incident, but you can act now to prepare yourself, your home and your property for an emergency by taking few simple steps.”

Held at the Bunnings Mindarie car park, the community event will also include a meet and greet with fire fighters and emergency services volunteers, demonstrations, a sausage sizzle and kid’s activities.

Residents impacted by the Mariginiup bushfire can access support here and for tips to prepare for an emergency head here

Federal Government funding supported this event.

Prepare Together Community Event

Saturday 20 April

10.30am to 2.30pm

Bunnings Mindarie car park