Register for 2020

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

It’s the original inbox challenge! Receive an email each week for 6 weeks.

The 2020 Challenge has ended, but it’s never too late to catch up! Below are links to the 6 weekly emails.

You can also catch us on Blue Mountains Radio 89.1 on Tuesdays from 8:30am.


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


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 2019201820172016 and 2015 Challenges.





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


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.