Catch up on the 2021 emails

Welcome
Friday 6 August

Week 1 – Discover your area and plan your escape
Friday 6 August

Week 2 – Will I stay or will I go? Plan for both
Friday 13 August

Week 3 – Emergency Box
Friday 20 August

Week 4 – Yard Blitz – beat the burning embers!
Friday 27 August

Week 5 – Home Evaluation
Friday 3 September

Week 6 – What’s your Plan B?
Friday 10 September

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It’s time to get ready for the Fire Season

It’s the original inbox challenge, now new and improved!

The 2021 Challenge started on Friday 6 August, but it’s not too late to sign up!

Signup, catch up below, then tell your neighbours!

You can also catch us on Blue Mountains Radio 89.1 on Monday’s at 8:30am.

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.
  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 August 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 20202019201820172016 and 2015 Challenges.

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86%

of 2015 participants
said they would
do it again!

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


But wait there’s more

Follow our Facebook page for live events and more tips and hacks for a safer fire season.

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