It’s time to get ready for the Fire Season.
It’s the original inbox challenge, now new and improved!
Receive an email each week for 6 weeks. The 2021 Challenge starts on Friday 6 August 2021. Signup then tell your neighbours, because a safer street is a safer you!
You can also catch us on Blue Mountains Radio 89.1 on Monday’s from 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?
- Register using the form on this page. Be sure to check your email after to confirm your registration.
- Tell your neighbours! A safer street means a safer you. Use the sharing buttons at the top of this page.
- When the challenge begins in August read our email, then get to work and get Fire Ready!
Catch up on the 2020 emails
Welcome – Friday 7 August
Week 1: Discover your area – Friday 7 August
Week 2: Should I stay, or should I go? Plan for both – Friday 14 August
Week 3: Build your Emergency Box – Friday 21 August
Week 4: Yard Blitz! Beat the burning embers – Friday 28 August
Week 5: Home Evaluation – Friday 4 September
Week 6: What’s your Plan B? – Friday 11 September
How it started
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
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