Be prepared for storms and bushfire
Maroochy Shire Council in conjunction with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is holding two free public awareness meetings to encourage residents to be prepared for bushfires and the coming storm season.
The 'Don't Welcome Bushfire into your Home' sessions are aimed at all residents who have homes close to bush land. These sessions will educate residents on how to prepare and safeguard their homes during these seasonal risks.
Maroochy Shire Council Local Disaster Management Committee Chairperson and Division Three Councillor Paul Tatton said there were numerous ways of protecting a house from the threat of bushfire.
"People who have taken the necessary precautions and are prepared for the possibility of a bushfire will have a much higher chance of surviving should one occur," he said.
"Preparing and responding to bushfire is a joint responsibility between state and local governments, the communities and the residents of high-risk areas such as rural or semi-rural regions."
The sessions will include short and informative presentations from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service on how to be bushfire prepared communities.
The State Emergency Service will also speak on their role should such a disaster occur and the Maroochy Shire Council Local Disaster Management Group will give a brief overview of Council's involvement in disaster management.
The sessions will be held on Thursday 5 October at the Montville Village Hall - Village Green, Memorial Close, Montville at 7pm, and on Thursday 12 October at the Gatehouse Hall at Nambour State High School at 7pm.
No bookings are required and for any additional information please phone Maroochy Shire Council Customer Service Centre on 5475 8501.