New online bushfire initiative
GYMPIE firefighters are urging residents to prepare for another busy bushfire season as the region experiences the worst wild fire conditions in years.
A Queensland Fire and Rescue initiative; Prepare.Act.Survive, is an easy way for residents to learn how to prepare for bushfire season and how to take appropriate actions to survive during a bushfire.
The online community education tool provides information on the fire danger rating system and standardised community warnings that advise of the critical factors of a bushfire. It also assists residents in preparing a bushfire survival plan.
Acting Station officer Grant Nelson said residents living in or near bushland needed to prepare a bushfire survival plan now.
He said the plan would help residents outline with what was needed to be done in the event of a bushfire.
The officer said his crew was noticing high fuel loads across the region and weather conditions had led him to believe they would be in for a busy wild fire season.
More information on the Prepare.Act.Survive campaign can be found on the QFRS website or ruralfire.qld.gov.au.