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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Draft Community Fire Protection Plans for South Durras are now available.

Draft Community Protection Plans South Durras Final draft maps for the South Durras community protection plan have been completed.The Eurobodalla BFMC with the Durras Association and Friends of Durras has consulted widely with the community during 2016 in order to develop this plan. Increasing the knowledge of residents and local businesses about the threat posed by bush fire improves community and fire fighter preparedness.The more prepared a community, the better it can respond to and recover from bush fire. A community protection plan is a set of maps that provides easy-to-understand information, relevant and specific to the community, and focuses on local planning that tailors bush fire safety options to the location, and the needs of the community. A community protection plan consists of three maps; the bush fire survival map highlights information necessary for your survival, the bush fire preparation map identifies agreed and proposed bush fire threat and mitigation works to protect the community, and the operational brigade maps shows the location of assets and hazards for fire fighters to allow informed decisions about responding to bush fires in the community. Final Draft maps are available via this OFFICIAL link or via the links below. Preparing for Fire in South Durras – workshop follow-up from the Preparing for Fire workshop in South Durras on Saturday 26th November. Below are links to information discussed during the workshop. NSW Rural Fire Service Website provides the latest information on current bush fires in NSW as well information on: - Preparing your property - Bush Fire Survival Plans - AIDER program – assistance for infirm, disabled and elderly residents - ‘Fires Near Me’ – phone app for warnings of fires in your vicinity NSW Rural Fire Service Eurobodalla District Office (02) 4474 2855, Marty Webster can arrange property inspections to support your preparations as discussed at the workshop. South Durras Rural Fire Brigade 0412 287 204,, Address: 31 Banyandah Street Please contact the Brigade if you are interested in volunteering. South Durras has offered to provide advice and training for anyone interested in buying a pump for use in fires. Eurobodalla Council 02 4474 1000 - Council Bush Fire management information - Council waste management services Office Environment & Heritage - Information on Greater Gliders in Eurobodalla Nature Conservation Council -Creating Habitat in Gardens in Bush Fire prone areas

Above: What is Your Bush Fire Threat? Click here to read the document and print it

Above: Bush Fire Information for Visitors to South Durras Click here to read the document and print it

Printed copies will soon be placed on display in the St Durras Bush Fire station windows.

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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