Bushfire Action Week runs this week and aims to encourage everyone across South Australia to “Plan to Survive” this Fire Danger Season. CFS advises that Bushfires will happen and the public needs to plan what they and their family should do when it does. The CFS is encouraging everyone to plan for their personal safety, others at risk including their families’, pets and livestock and neighbours in their community.
The CFS has launched a phone-friendly bushfire survival plan. Residents can download this from the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) so that the plan is handy and ready to go.
Yorke Peninsula Council’s Manager Development Services, Mick Cartwright, has urged all YP residents to prepare now for a potentially high risk fire season.
Following one of our wettest winters on record, fuel loads are extremely high. Mr Cartwright urged residents to utilise the two remaining weeks until Fire Ban Season begins on 15 November 2016 to clear excess debris from around their properties.
“We have all learnt many lessons from the devastating Pinery fire last year, particularly in relation to the speed and intensity of fires on a high wind/low humidity day”, Mr Cartwright said.
“YP Farmers are expecting to be harvesting well into January this season and it is crucial we all take whatever steps we can to prevent a major bushfire” he said.