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It’s time to get ready for the Fire Season.

It’s the original inbox challenge! The 2019 Six Week Get Ready Challenge has ended but you can catch up below.

Catch up on the 2019 emails:

Week 1 – Discover your area – sent 9 August 2019
Week 2 – Should I stay, or should I go? – sent 16 August 2019
Week 3 – Emergency Box – sent 23 August 2019
Week 4 – It’s you against the embers! – sent 30 August 2019
Week 5 – Home Evaluation – sent 6 September 2019
Week 6 – What’s your Plan B? – sent 13 September 2019


What is the Challenge?

Each email includes fun but important tasks covering topics such as what to do in the event of a bushfire, how to prepare your property, what should be in your Emergency Kit, and making a Plan B. The Challenge complements the NSW RFS Bushfire Survival Plan.

But is it too challenging?! Not really. We won’t ask you to open your home to show off your preparations, or raise any money, or run 50km like some other challenges do, but if you want to do any of those we’re happy to help!

Is it free? Yes!

But I’m not from the Blue Mountains. No problems – the Challenge is relevant no matter where you live. If you want to know more about your area get in contact with your local Rural Fire Service Brigade.

How do I participate?
  1. Register using the form on this page. Be sure to check your email after to confirm your registration. If it doesn’t arrive please contact us.
  2. Tell your neighbours! A safer street means a safer you. Use the sharing buttons at the top of this page.
  3. When the challenge begins in July read our email, then get to work and get Fire Ready!

During the challenge you can ask us questions via our Facebook page or our contact form.

How it started

The Six Week Challenge first ran during July and August 2015. Take a look back at the 201820172016 and 2015 Challenges.


Register for 2020

Choose which emails you would like to receive*

This is a marvellous initiative. If all six emails are as good as this one I can see Katoomba Leura RFB getting an award for community preparedness. Hugh via Facebook


Come and see us for real

We’re not just digitally literate! You can come and see us at various events throughout the year. Follow our Facebook page to find the next event.