Residents urged to learn all about bushfire risks

Residents urged to learn all about bushfire risks

FIRE management agencies and the Nature Conservation Council will host a half-day workshop on preparing for bushfires at Waterfall tomorrow.

NCC bushfire project manager Anne Miehs said Waterfall had been identified as being at extreme bushfire risk because of its location on the urban-bushland fringe.

"Hazard reduction burning can reduce bushfire risk, but properly preparing your home is the most important thing you can do to help keep your property safe from bushfire, as well as giving local plants and animals the best chance of survival," Ms Miehs, said.

RFS Inspector Scott Deller urged the Waterfall community to become involved.

"Given Waterfall is an isolated community, with bush surrounding it in all directions, this workshop will provide you with information to keep you and your family safe," Mr Deller said.

The workshop will be held 9am-1pm at the Waterfall Rural Fire Brigade shed, McKell Avenue, Waterfall. Bookings: 9516 1488 or